Biography of Sr. Frances of the Sacred Heart, SND

Sr. Frances of the Sacred Heart (Catherine Cahill), SND
Emmanuel College President (1929-1932)

Sr. Frances of the Sacred Heart was born Catherine Cahill to Owen and Mary (McEnroe) Cahill on August 9, 1856 in Ireland. She came to the United States in 1868 and while living in Lowell, Massachusetts entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur on June 21, 1878. Sr. Frances spent her career teaching in Holyoke, Massachusetts and Chicopee, Massachusetts and then was named Superior at the Boston Academy of Notre Dame in 1892. She served as Provincial Superior for the Eastern Province for most of the 1920s before becoming president of Emmanuel College in 1929. Sr. Frances of the Sacred Heart died on January 10, 1935 in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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