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Margaret Boes, CDP

Sister Margaret Boes, formerly Sister Flavia, entered religious life from Immaculate Conception in Johnstown, Pa. She credits her parents for giving her a strong foundation and the Sisters of Divine Providence as her greatest influences in entering religious life.

Sister Margaret earned her bachelor and master’s degrees in education from Duquesne University. She taught at St. Joseph’s in Duquesne (1942–43; 65–66), St. Mary’s in McKees Rocks (1943–44; 51–53; 67–68), St. Norbert’s in Overbrook (1944–47), St. Mary’s in Herman (1947–49), St. Mary of the Assumption in Ernest (1949–51), St. Basil in Carrick (1953–56; 58–63; 88–97), Our Lady Queen of Peace in Harper Woods, Mi. (1956–58), St. Anne in Castle Shannon (1963–65; 78–88), St. Mary’s in Sharpsburg (1966–67), St. Mary’s in Glenshaw (1968–73), Nativity in Broughton (1973–75), and St. Brendan in Detroit, Mi. (1975–78). Presently, Sister Margaret is in prayer ministry at Providence Heights.

When reflecting on the charism of the Community and what it means to her daily life, Sister Margaret cites Community activities, daily mass, and prayer services as the most important and rewarding over the years. She also fondly remembers the 10 summers she spent at Camp Mishannock in Kingston, Mass. She and Sister Mary Janet assisted the young campers with making crafts.

Describing herself as “creative, exact, and persevering,” Sister Margaret enjoys watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. She is grateful that she has been able to accomplish what she was chosen to do.