Biography of Sr. Teresa Patricia, SND

Sr. Teresa Patricia (Mary Teresa Jordan), SND
Emmanuel College President (1940-1946)

Sr. Teresa Patricia was born Mary Teresa Jordan on June 8, 1889 to Patrick and Teresa (Daly) Jordan in Boston, Massachusetts. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Congregation inEmmanuel College Institutional Logo Type 2 1911, taught at St Mary’s (Cambridge, MA) and then at Notre Dame Academy (Philadelphia, PA). In 1940, Sr. Teresa Patricia was appointed president of Emmanuel College where she oversaw the restructuring of the Board of Trustees, the creation of a student government and accepted the donation of Mary McNally of the Horace B. Shepard Property that allowed for the construction of Alumnae Hall. Sr. Teresa Patricia died on January 30, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts after a period of extended illness.