Dec 8, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Sr. Mary Martin dePorres McKenna’s 100 years witness to a life of faith, joy and service.
The Sister of the Blessed Sacrament celebrated her centenary yesterday, on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, at St. Elizabeth Convent in Bensalem, with a mass and a birthday party.
State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo attended the celebration and presented her with a citation from the State House of Representatives for her life's work.
Prior to entering the religious community, founded by St. Katharine Drexel in 1891 to serve the Native and African Americans, Sr. McKenna served New York’s poorest of the poor alongside Russian Baroness de Hueck and Dorothy Day.