Sister Marie John Holland dies


Sister Marie John Holland, OSF, 91, died in Assisi House in Aston, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 18. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia for 67 years.

She ministered primarily in elementary and secondary education and taught at Saint Nicholas School in Egg Harbor City, 1957-58.

Sister Marie John ministered for 35 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 22 years in the Diocese of Allentown, and 10 years in the Diocese of Trenton.

Earlier this year she moved to Assisi House, the congregation’s retirement in Aston, Pennsylvania, where she served in prayer and hospitality ministry.

Sister Marie John is survived by her cousins, and by her Franciscan community. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 22 in Assisi House. Burial was in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston.