|Sister Mary Margaret spends an afternoon with children|
from Los Amiguitos Daycare Center during a visit in the
Gladys Vasquez-Peña, Coordinator of the Amigos Program for the Mission of Friendship, remembers how faithful Sister was to the children she sponsored, even arranging to be present for the XV birthday celebration of one of her sponsored girls, an important milestone for young girls in Mexico.
As Director of the Los Amiguitos Day Care Center, Silvia Gonzalez Garcia remembers Sister Mary Margaret's compassion and playfulness. "When she had a free moment, she would come to the Day Care Center and play with the children. Even though she didn't speak Spanish, it didn't matter. The children knew she loved them and they responded to that love and concern. She was a remarkable woman."
Cari Serafin and Marilyn Randolph, coordinators of the Mission recall numerous times when the Mission community would gather for morning prayer and reflection and Mary Margaret’s name would come up as a model of holiness. For those who knew her, she was truly a modern saint, in the company of those who knew how to bring virtue to life, especially deep faith, unconditional love, compassion for those who suffer and gentle peace.
At this difficult time, the Mission of Friendship extends its profound sympathy to all of the Benedictine community while continuing to remember Sister Mary Margaret, her gentle compassion, her deep appreciation of each person she knew and her readiness to celebrate life to the fullest at each moment.