Sister Mary Bradley died March 23, 2020 at Saint Joseph Villa. Hers was an ardent devotion to the Blessed Sacrament where she sought to be “still in the Divine Presence, to receive God’s unconditional love and to love God in return.” – Prayer Life, Constitutions of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.
Scottish parents, Edward Gerald and Anna Donaghy, were married at Ascension Church in Philadelphia. They welcomed Mary Agnes Theresa on July 7, 1934. She and her four siblings spent their formative years at Ascension. After graduating from Little Flower High School in 1952, Mary entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph and eventually received the name Sister Anne Peter.
Sister was a teacher, principal and superior ministering mostly in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the diocese of Wilmington. She relied on God’s grace through devotion to Saint Therese, the Little Flower whom she trusted as friend and intercessor.
Deep within the heart of her prayer, Mary embraced the challenge “to grow in the fullness of the life of Jesus.”
– Constitutions It is that “fullness” with which Jesus embraces our sister for all eternity.