There are numerous examples of missions, buildings, and awards being named after Saints Elizabeth Seton and Vincent de Paul, but I wanted to explore a few ways in which individual Sisters of Charity have been honoured over the years.
Another Seton Hall teacher, Sister Margaret (Therese Carmel) Flahiff, came to mind. Sister Margaret had a long career as a history teacher, professor, principal, librarian, and sodality director in the United States and Canada. After her term in office as Secretary General for the congregation ended in 1972, Sister Margaret assumed the role of the first Head Librarian at the Atlantic School of Theology (AST) in Halifax. After six years in that position, she continued on a part-time basis as Serials Librarian while also serving as the Congregational Archivist and Historian. In 1988, she was honoured by AST with a Doctor of Divinity degree and on June 27, 1994, four years after her death, a room in the new AST library overlooking the Northwest Arm was christened the “Sister Margaret Flahiff Room.”
SCHalifax Archives #6096 S. Helene Darte giving a reflection entitled “Remembering Margaret” at the S. Margaret Flahiff room dedication at the Atlantic School of Theology Library in Halifax, NS, June 27, 1994.