A funeral Mass for Sister Marie Christine Berner was celebrated Feb. 13 in the chapel at The Sarah Community in Bridgeton.
Sister Christine, a Franciscan Sister of Mary for 61 years, died Feb. 8 at The Sarah Community. She was 78.
Born Marjorie Ann Berner in St. Louis, she entered the Sisters of St. Mary in 1955, received the name Sister Marie Christine and professed final vows in 1963. (The Sisters of St. Mary reunited with the Sisters of St. Francis of Maryville, Mo., as the Franciscan Sisters of Mary in 1987.)
A funeral Mass for Sister Marjorie (Maggie) Fisher, SCN, was celebrated Jan. 24 at St. Vincent Church in Nazareth, Ky.
Sister Maggie, 92, died at Nazareth Home in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 16. A native of St. Joseph, Mo., Sister Maggie made first vows as a Religious of the Sacred Heart in 1949 and transferred to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 1979.
The program director at the St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America from 1987-94, she was known for her efforts for social justice, especially in countries such as Nicaragua and El Salvador.