This is America:
The Sisters in Huntington
Sr. Mary Michael (Rita) Ronan, SAC
January 14, 1928 --- April 29, 2015
God decided to take Sr. Mary Michael back to Himself the early morning of April 29, 2015.
Sr. Mary Michael was the daughter of William Henry and Gertrude MORRISSEY Ronan in Waterbury, Connecticut. She was the oldest of four siblings: Barbara Ronan Pohl, Ann Ronan McCandless, William Henry, and Edmund Terence. Her mother died while they were young and her father sent her to St. Mildred’s Boarding School in Laurel, MD—where she met the Pallottine Missionary Sisters.
On the day after the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II, Sr. Izabela Świerad, Superior General and Sr. Maria Landsberger, Vicar, arrived in St. Louis, Missouri to begin the Visitation in the USA Province. Florissant was the first place on their agenda. There, the Pallottine Missionary Sisters have an active Retreat Center run by lay staff members. The days went quickly as our visitors took time to meet with the Director, Cindy Costello, and the staff, to tour this well-known Center and its large property, and to participate in a Board Meeting.