As Chapter Prioress and General Council member Molly was a servant leader. No matter the role, she was one with the others, bringing unity, clarity, common sense and competence. Time and again she had a remarkable ability to sense tension and, with patience and skill, to reconcile and unite groups.
That description of Sister Molly Giller, made at her wake service by Sister Mary Jane Lubinski, Prioress of the Adrian Crossroads Mission Chapter, sums up just some of the qualities that Sister Molly gave to the Congregation of which she was a part for almost sixty years.
Sister Molly was born on March 2, 1938, in Columbus, Ohio, and given the baptismal name Mary Elizabeth after her mother, Mary Elizabeth Cotter. Her father, Rowland Stanley Giller, was a native Welshman, while her mother was of Irish descent and came from Worthington, Ohio, just north of Columbus.
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We participated in a small Christian community group with Sister Molly. She was such a joy, full of love for the Lord and for God’s people. Her intelligence challenged us to know more and to be better Christians. We will miss her. Our sympathy and prayers to her family, and to the Adrian Dominican sisters.
I did not know Sr. Molly during my years in Adrian, but while reading her rememberance, I wish I had had the chance to do so! She exemplified all the best of being an Adrian Dominican! Please accept my sincerest sympathy to all who loved her!
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