That’s one hundred and four!
Happy birthday to Sr. Mary Rachael McGuire (aka Sr. Rachel) who turns 104 today! Sr. Rachel is the second oldest Catholic Sister in the Erie Diocese. Sister Mary Rachael entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from St. Agatha parish in Meadville, Pennsylvania, in 1940 and professed her final vows in 1946. She graduated from St. Agatha High School in Meadville, PA, and received a BA in Social Studies from Villa Maria College in 1940. She later received a BA in English, also from Villa Maria College. She holds a Master’s degree in English from Catholic University in Washington, DC and a Master’s degree in French from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. Sister Mary Rachael McGuire ministered as a teacher for more than 55 years in several Diocesan schools including Holy Rosary, St. Ann, St. Andrew, St. Patrick, St. Peter, Villa Maria Academy, and Cathedral Prep Schools in Erie; St. Francis in Clearfield, PA; St. Agatha High School in Meadville, PA; and Bradford Central Christian in Bradford, PA. She also worked at Saint Vincent Hospital and was the Pastoral Minister at St. Julia parish. Sister Mary Rachael McGuire is currently retired and living at the Sisters’ Community Living Center. Send Sr. Rachel a message below. Click here if you’d like to make a donation in honor of her birthday.