Nun from Malawi speaks Thursday at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Norwood
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 11:37 am

NORWOOD -- St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 42 S. Main St., will host Mother Miriam of the Convent of St. Mary Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Miriam will share stories of the convent’s work in Malawi in Africa. She has worked with the Malawian Sisters since 1999, with five trips to Malawi.

She will share a PowerPoint presentation and photos of the convent in Luwinga, Malawi, where a small group of young sisters care for orphaned children.

Miriam will also display Malawian handicrafts, which can be purchased.

Mother Miriam began as a sister in the Community of Saint Mary in 1983 and was elected ninth Mother Superior of the eastern province of the order in 1996.

She has a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Rollins College, Winter Park, Fl. She also holds a master’s degree in business administration with a focus in management systems and strategic planning from Fordham University.

She worked at St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Queens for six years in administration and public relations and retired as chairman of the hospital board in 1999.