Remembering Sister Marita Jean McCormick, IHM

The Community Food Program celebrates the life of Sister Jean, who passed away on September 30th.  Sister Jean was a dear friend of many of us who worked with her.  She was the founder of the Theresa Maxis Center, which was a mission of the Immaculate Heart Mary sisters in Southwest Philadelphia.

Sister Jean always said her mission was to “meet the people and take care of their needs.”   That she did by  working with clients on their resumes for jobs, getting them ready for the GED, teaching computer classes, offering spiritual counseling, and most of all, providing  food and clothing to all.  She was the heart and soul of the center!

We are grateful for all that Sister Jean taught us about representing “the Church” to all the people we meet.  Well done good and faithful servant!