By Catholic Review Staff
Sister Anthony Celine O’Leary, whose 71 years as a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia included 37 teaching young students in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died Sept. 2 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. Sister Anthony Celine was 93.
Born in County Cork, Ireland, she entered the congregation in 1939, professed her first vows in 1945 and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from what is now Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg. In the archdiocese, Sister Anthony Celine taught at Shrine of the Little Flower School in Baltimore; St. Anthony of Padua School in Baltimore; St. Joseph School in Fullerton; St[PM1] . Elizabeth of Hungary School in Highlandtown, and St. Katharine School in Baltimore.
Her ministry also took her to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia; the Diocese of Oklahoma City; the Archdiocese of Washington; the Diocese of Wilmington, Del.; and the Diocese of Raleigh, N.C.
A funeral Mass for Sister Anthony Celine was offered Sept. 7 at Assisi House.
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