Sister Margaret Miller, CSJ
Sister Margaret Miller, CSJ, 83, died
Margaret Miller was the daughter of Fred and Clara Morehead Miller and grew up in
Sister Margaret earned both a bachelor s and a master s degree in elementary education at The College of Saint Rose. She taught in the elementary schools of both the
In 1979 Sister Margaret began her outreach ministry to the elderly of St. Lucy s Parish and the West-End neighborhood of
A number of stories were told of the many whose lives were touched by the love and compassion of Sister Margaret (who was considered an angel). She believed that she should help anyone who was in need spiritually, physically and mentally. She might be found in the home of a poor person, scrubbing the floor, cleaning cupboards or fixing a meal. She took people to the doctor, the hospital, the store wherever they needed to go, no matter the day nor the hour. Those who had an abundance gave to Sister Margaret with great generosity because they knew she never kept anything for herself. She always knew someone who needed those gifts.
It was appropriate that Sister Margaret, who had received numerous awards for her life of unifying love, should have the special gift of an award named for her when she was leaving her beloved St. Lucy s to move to the Provincial House. The title of the award, “Angel of Compassion,” and the explanation: “She wears compassion like a garment, embracing all especially those in need” is evidence that Sister Margaret was a true daughter of
Contributions in Sister Margaret’s memory may be made to the Development Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph,