Sr. Mary James Keating was born in Bethlehem, PA. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company before entering the community. Her first contact with the Sisters of Bon Secours came when she told her parish priest that she wanted to become a nurse.
Sr. Mary James entered the Novitiate in 1942, and graduated from the Bon Secours School of Nursing in 1947. She served the sick in Grosse Pointe, Mich,; Methuen, Mass., Darby and Rosemont, PA.; Wildwood, N.J.; and Richmond, Va. She became a registered X-ray technician in 1958 and served in this capacity for many years.
Sr. Mary James ministered at the Osteopathic Medical College Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., for 17 years. She also did home nursing as well as visiting the sick and elderly until her retirement in 2003. “By caring for the sick in their homes, I have been able to carry on the original charism of the Sisters of Bon Secours,” says Sr. Mary James.
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