Sister James Regina Rankin, D.C., educator, dies at 80

By Catholic Review Staff 

A funeral Mass For Daughters of Charity Sister James Regina Rankin was offered Dec. 19 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg. Sister James Regina died Dec. 12. She was 80. 

Born in Richmond, Va., in 1934, Sister James Regina entered the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in 1952. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the former St. Joseph College in Emmitsburg and a master’s degree in theology from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt. 

Sister James Regina primarily ministered in education in New York, Virginia and Maryland. In the Archdiocese of Baltimore, she served at the former St. Charles School in Baltimore from 1971 to 1975, at the former Elizabeth Seton High School in Baltimore from 1975 to 1990, and at Mother Seton School in Emmitsburg from 2009 to 2010. 

She entered the Ministry of Prayer at Villa St. Michael in Emmitsburg in 2011, and continued in it until her death. 

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