Biography of Sr. Margaret Patricia, SND

Sr. Margaret Patricia (Margret Herbert), SND
Emmanuel College President (1946-1952)

Sr. Margaret Patricia was born Margaret Herbert on December 21, 1887 to Patrick and Mary (Carroll) Herbert in Holyoke, Massachusetts. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Congregation in 1906 and taught at St. Mary’s (now known as the Sr. Margaret Patricia, SND, udCatholic Preparatory School) in Lynn, Massachusetts before becoming the librarian at Emmanuel College in 1930. Sr. Margaret Patricia became president of Emmanuel College in 1946 during which time the Focus student newspaper was established, Alumni Hall was constructed and the Art Department was established. After serving as Emmanuel’s president she became the superior at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea in Beverly, Massachusetts. Sr. Margaret Patricia died on August 15, 1986 at Notre Dame du Lac in Worcester, Massachusetts.