A funeral Mass for Sister Miriam Patricia Faricy, OSU, was celebrated May 22 at St. Peter Church in Kirkwood. She died May 12 at St. Andrew’s at Francis Place in Eureka.
Born Sept. 27, 1930, to Patrick W. and Gertrude Coleman Faricy in Prior Lake, Minnesota, she entered the Ursuline community in January 1949 and professed her vows in January 1952. She earned a bachelor’s degree in math from the College of New Rochelle in New York and master’s degrees in education and math from Notre Dame University in Indiana. She also received a certificate in spiritual direction from Aquinas Institute.
Sister Miriam Patricia was a teacher, principal, spiritual director and leader who served in Crystal City and St. Louis; Alton, Illinois; Frontenac, Minnesota; Galveston, Texas; and Rome, Italy.
She taught at Marquette High School in Alton from 1955-63 and was principal from 1967-71. She taught at Villa Maria Academy in Frontenac from 1963-65 and was leader of the Ursulines’ Frontenac community from 1990-96. Her Central Province leadership roles included serving as a councilor from 1969-71, provincial prioress from 1971-77, provincial assistant from 1996-99 and provincial treasurer from 1998-2006, all in Crystal City. She also served at the Ursulines’ Generalate in Rome from 1977-1989 as assistant general of the Ursulines of the Roman Union.
Sister Miriam Patricia is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Schneider. Burial was at St. Peter Cemetery in Kirkwood.