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Sister Martin Damien Miquelon, OP

Sr. Martin Damien Miquelon, OP

Dominican Sister of Peace Martin Damien Miquelon died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH, on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Sister Martin Damien was born Joan Marie Miquelon on April 25, 1933, to Marion Twomey and Oliver Cyr Miquelon in Boston, MA. She entered the Dominican Congregation of St. Catharine of Siena, St. Catharine, Kentucky, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace, in 1955. In her letter requesting entrance to the postulancy she wrote:  “I have enjoyed a wonderful life in knowing God and would like to let others share it with me.” She celebrated 60 years of religious life in 2017.

Sister Martin Damien earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Education from Regis College in 1967 and her Masters of Education in Religious Studies from Boston College in 1976.

Sister Martin Damien was a teacher at a number of schools in Illinois and Massachusetts, and the Prefect of Boys at the St. Dominic Academy in Belmont, MA.  After earning her Master’s Degree, she became a CCD Coordinator and later served as a Director of Religious Education, Administrator at Dominican Center in Plainville, and sacristan at Youville Hospital in Watertown.

In her final ministry, she offered prayer for the intentions of the Congregation and its friends while in care at Rosary Manor and Mohun Health Care Center.

Sr. Martin Damien was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Joseph. She is survived by her brother Paul and her sister, Marie Clark.

A vigil of Remembrance Service was held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse Chapel, Columbus, OH. The funeral liturgy was held at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse Chapel on Thursday, April 19. Sr. Martin Damien was buried at St. Joseph Cemetery in Columbus, OH.

To view a printable copy of this memorial, please click here.

Memorial gifts in Sr. Martin Damien’s memory may be sent to:

Dominican Sisters of Peace
Office of Mission Advancement
2320 Airport Dr.
Columbus, OH, 43219

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