Sister Trinita Balbach, O.S.F., dies at 91

By Catholic Review Staff

A funeral Mass for Sister Trinita Balbach of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was offered March 18 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. Sister Trinita died March 13. She was 91.

Born in Wilmington, Del., she entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia in 1943 and professed her first vows in 1946. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from what is now Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg and a master’s degree in educational administration at what is now Loyola University Maryland.

During her 13 years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Sister Trinita taught at the former St. Paul School (now Resurrection – St. Paul School) in Ellicott City and at the former Shrine of the Little Flower School in Baltimore.

She also ministered in education in Florida and South Carolina.

Sister Trinita moved to Our Lady of Angels Convent in Aston, her congregation’s mother house, in 2011, and to Assisi House in 2012, where she served in prayer ministry until her death.

Sister Trinita is survived by two sisters, one of whom – Sister Helena Joseph Balbach – is also a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia.

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