(1925 - 2015)
I will be confident and unafraid, for my strength and my song is the Lord.
Sister Patricia McGrath, known to her friends as Pat, was born on November 16, 1924, in Royal Oak, Michigan, to John and Genevieve (Kuntz) McGrath. She was the fifth of their nine children. Both parents were born and raised in Pennsylvania, and lived one hundred miles apart. In her biography, Sister Pat wrote, “We have not figured out how mom and dad met being that they lived one hundred miles apart. Someone suggested they met at a roller skating party.”
Her parents lived in St. Marys, Pennsylvania, her mother’s birthplace, until after their fourth son was born and then they moved to Royal Oak, Michigan. In her biography, Sister Pat described this transition and the impact of the Depression on her family.
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