In Memoriam


Sister Anne Elizabeth Monahan, OP (Margaret George)

(1934-2021)

Anne knew the Word in Scripture and she knew Jesus the Word. In our Gospel from John [14:1-7] we heard Jesus’ tender, reassuring words to the anxious disciples in his farewell message to them: “Do not be troubled, trust in God and in me. I am going to prepare a place for you so that we will be together again. I am the Way – the only way to my Abba God. I am the Truth – a teacher in the spirit of truth. And I am the Life – to know Abba present in me is eternal life.”

Anne followed the Way, seeking truth, and lived life in Jesus through love. As another one of our sisters said of her: “Anne believed that love is necessary for survival – her survival and the lives of the people she touched, many of whom lived in survival mode.”

This passage is from Sister Carleen Maly’s funeral homily for Sister Anne Elizabeth Monahan, who in the course of her seventy-one years as an Adrian Dominican Sister, ministered to countless children and adults as a teacher, principal, and literacy center tutor.

Sister Anne was born on August 23, 1934, in Clinton, Massachusetts, to George and Mary (Langen) Monahan. She was the first of three daughters, followed by Mary and Faye.

When she was eleven years old the family moved to Florida, and it was here that she first came into contact with the Adrian Dominican Sisters; after a year of public school in Stuart, she enrolled at St. Ann School in West Palm Beach for her eighth grade year.

Read more about Sister Anne Elizabeth (PDF)

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Sister's Prayer Card (PDF)

Vigil for Sister Anne Elizabeth

Worship Aid (PDF)


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Funeral for Sister Anne Elizabeth

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