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Upon graduating from the College, Maggie Isaacson (’86) — now Sr. Marcella, M.C. — went on to join the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Like all of Mother Teresa’s sisters, Sr. Marcella has taken the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and an additional vow to serve “Christ in his distressing disguise,” as Mother Teresa often described the poor. “In our congregation we take a fourth vow of giving wholehearted, free service to the poorest of the poor. By this vow, we are specially bound to the people who have nothing and nobody, and [we], also, fully depend on Divine Providence.”

Sr. Marcella was for five years the superior of a Missionaries of Charity convent in St. Louis, Mo. She is now at their convent in Baton Rouge, La. “The M.C. vocation is to satiate the thirst of our Crucified Spouse for love and for souls as He disguises Himself in the poorest of the poor. Mother always wanted her Missionaries of Charity to be true to their name, and she never ceased to set before her spiritual children the means to become true Missionaries of Charity through intimacy with Jesus in the Eucharist and through tender and childlike devotion to Our Lady.”