Biography of Sr. Marie of the Trinity, SND

Sr. Marie of the Trinity (Helen Marie Barry), SND
Emmanuel College President (1969-1975)

Sr. Marie of the Trinity was born Helen Marie Barry on November 21, 1909 to William and Alice (Doyle) Barry in Boston, Massachusetts. Sr. Marie of the Trinity held an A.B. degree from Rosemont College, an A.M. from Boston College and a Ph.D. from the Sr. Mary of the Trinity Barry, 1968-1969 Catholic University of America. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Congregation in 1933 and taught in Beverly, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Boston, Massachusetts. In 1939, she joined the Emmanuel College faculty in the English Department and later served as the College’s Academic Dean. In 1969 Sr. Marie of the Trinity became president of Emmanuel College and during her time in that position, the Black Student Union (B.S.U.) was established and a Student Bill of Rights was approved by the Board of Trustees. In 1975, she became Director of Continuing Education at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, Massachusetts. Sr. Marie of the Trinity died on August 25, 1990 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

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