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Sister Therese de Lourdes Galm

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A Mass of Christian Burial for Franciscan Sister Therese Lourdes Galm was celebrated May 1 at the motherhouse chapel of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Ind. Sister Therese, 99, died April 27 at St. Clare Hall, the community’s healthcare facility.

A native of Indianapolis, Sister Therese entered the Oldenburg Francisan Community in 1932 and professed her final vows in 1938. In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Sister Therese served as a teacher and principal at the former Our Lady of Angels High School in St. Bernard. She also taught in Oldenburg and Indianapolis. Following her educational ministry, Sister Therese served as motherhouse minister and assisted in pastoral care before entering full retirement in 2001.


Interment was in the congregation’s cemetery.

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