In Memoriam

Sister Eileen (Margaret Aloysius) Meyers, OP

Sister Eileen Meyers, OP


When sisters speak of Eileen, they speak of her kindness and how nice she was to live with. We have heard how kind she was to the children she taught, even when she was principal and had to discipline the children. Now, seventy-five-plus years later, her life is changed, not ended. Her body is transformed into that glorious body promised by Jesus, and she lives on in that place of eternal happiness and peace.

Sister Maria Goretti Browne was referring here to Sister Eileen Meyers, for whom she was preaching the homily at the memorial Mass after Sister Eileen’s death.

Eileen Mary Meyers was the second oldest and the first girl of ten children – the others being Ed, Don, Bernie, Ken, Marie, Marilyn, Dorothy, and Loretta, and a boy who died in infancy – born to Herbert and Mabel (Distelrath) Meyers. She arrived in the world on November 26, 1930, at the family’s home in St. Clair, Michigan. 

Herbert was a farmer until he and Mabel married, at which point he went to work for the Diamond Crystal Salt Company in St. Clair. Eileen began her schooling at St. Mary School, where she was taught by Adrian Dominican Sisters, but the family soon moved to one of two farms owned by Mabel’s father, and Herbert took up farming again.

Several years in two country schools followed, with Eileen taking religious education classes from the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Somewhere along the way, she felt called to religious life.

Read more about Sister Eileen (PDF). 

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. 


Sister's Memorial Card (PDF)


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