In Memoriam

Sister Evangelina G. Fernandez, OP

Sister Mary Kathryn Cliatt, OP(1932-2023)

On September 6, 1961, three young women arrived in Adrian from San Fernando in the Philippines to begin their formation process to serve as the nucleus for a new Dominican congregation back home. The next September, two more of what Mother Gerald dubbed “The Queen’s Daughters” – because she was so impressed by their gracious manners – joined the two of their countrywomen who had remained.

One of the 1962 arrivals was Evangelina Fernandez, or Vangie as she was called. Vangie was born on April 25, 1932, in Talavera in the Philippine province of Nueva Ecija. Her parents were Ciriaco and Jacinta Garcia Fernandez.

Vangie graduated from Talavera Provincial High School in 1949 and went on to become certified as a teacher by the Philippine Normal School in 1952. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary and high school education from Wesleyan College in Cabanatuan City in 1957.

Read more about Sister Evangelina (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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Avatar  Evangeline A. Fernandez-Simbajon 6 months agoReply

Hello. I am Evangeline, one of Sr. Vangie's nieces. I have the privilege to be named after our beloved Sr. Vangie.

My aunt, Tita Geling as we fondly call her, and my father Eugenio are the only living siblings at the time Tita Geling passed away. My uncle Agustin who is mentioned in this Memoriam died in 2018.

We thank you for this Memoriam.

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