Albertus Magnus College Mourns Loss of Sr. Mary Faith Reaney, O.P.

Educator Served the College in ‘60s and ‘70s

Sr. Mary Faith ReaneyNew Haven, Conn., March 2, 2021 – The Albertus Magnus College community mourns the loss of Sr. Mary Faith Reaney, O.P., a Dominican Sister of Peace, who died at Mohun Health Care Center in Columbus, Ohio on February 24.  Sr. Mary Faith served at Albertus as Registrar (1967-1970) and as Director of Admissions (1970-1973).

“The Albertus Magnus College family mourns the loss of a beloved member,” said Albertus President Dr. Marc M. Camille. “I was blessed to meet her a couple years ago during a visit to the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse in Columbus, Ohio. Sr. Mary Faith embodied the strength, vision, and wisdom reflected in the Dominican Sisters who founded the College 95 years ago, and no doubt there are many Albertus alumnae whose lives were positively impacted because of Sr. Mary Faith’s presence.”

“Sr. Mary Faith prayed this Scripture quote from Luke’s Gospel each day at Vespers with the Sisters:  ‘My being proclaims the greatness of God; My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.’  Like Mary, who prayed these words, Sr. Mary Faith embraced the joy she received in her relationship with God and shared that joy, light, and laughter with all who were fortunate to know her,” said Albertus Assistant to the President for Dominican Mission, Sr. Anne Kilbride, O.P.

She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and entered the Congregation of the St. Mary of the Springs in 1953.  Sr. Mary Faith earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Saint Mary of the Springs College, now Ohio Dominican University, and her Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Duquesne University.  She was a teacher and administrator on the elementary and secondary levels in Connecticut, Illinois, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and a guidance counselor in New York.  

Due to COVID restrictions, all services will be private at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse in Columbus, Ohio.

About Albertus Magnus College

About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.