Sr. Catherine (Sr. M. des Anges) Bennett (93) died Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at Marymount Convent, Tarrytown NY. Born in Southampton, NY, to John and Sara Finlay Bennett, she had been a member of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary for 74 years.
She taught at the Academy of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Manhattan, NY; Marymount School New York; and St. Andrew’s School, Sag Harbor, NY. She spent 18 years in Africa, teaching at Marymount School in Mutare, Zimbabwe, then known as Umtali, Southern Rhodesia
She was a pastoral minister at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Southampton, NY and the Co-Director of Joshua’s Place, an Ecumenical Center for spirituality for women in Water Mill, NY.
She led meditation groups, gave spiritual direction, and helped with liturgies at Marymount International School, London, England and at Marymount University, Arlington, VA. When she retired to Marymount Convent, Tarrytown, NY in 2010, she continued her pastoral outreach through the meditation groups she led and other volunteer activities at Transfiguration Parish. She was a member of the Marymount Convent community at the time of her death.
Sister Catherine is survived by nieces and cousins and by the members of her RSHM family.
Services at Marymount Convent, 32 Warren Avenue, Tarrytown, NY. Visiting Monday, November 28, 4:00 - 7:00 pm with Vigil Service 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial, Tuesday, November, 29, 10:30 am.
We ask all non-RSHM attending to please wear a mask.
We invite you to join us for the live-streamed Vigil Service and Mass on our website (www.rshm-east.org) or facebook page (www.facebook.com/ReligiousoftheSacredHeartofMaryEAP), where it will be archived.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in her name may be made to Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, 50 Wilson Park Drive, Tarrytown, NY, 10591.