Sister Mary Patricia Thomas, R.S.M.
Sister Mary Patricia Thomas, R.S.M. spent 75 years of active service as a Sister of Mercy. She died at the age of 92 in her home on November 26, 2003. With the given name of Margaret Rose, she was born on August 30, 1911 in Macon, Georgia, the oldest of five children born to Joseph and Mary Murphy Thomas. She was educated at Mount de Sales Academy from primary through high school, graduating in 1928. After graduation, on her 17th birthday, she entered the Sisters of Mercy order in Macon and received the habit on July 2, 1929 in the Mount de Sales Chapel. She and five other novices and postulates were sent to Cresson, PA to complete her novitiate. She was professed in 1931 and selected “Yes, Lord” as her ring motto. She took her final profession on August 15, 1934.