The Benedictine Sisters of Florida celebrated the 60th Jubilee of Sister Miriam Cosgrove, O.S.B., on March 23 at Holy Name Monastery, according to a news release from the monastery.
Born in Detroit, Sister Miriam made her first visit to St. Leo when she was in eighth grade, to attend the ordination into the priesthood of her oldest brother, Mark.
After completing high school, she moved to Florida in 1960 to join the Benedictine Sisters of Florida. She made her profession of first vows in March 1962.
She taught for 20 years in Florida schools staffed by Benedictine Sisters.
She worked in Pasco County Public Schools as an elementary guidance counselor for 23 years and volunteered with patients in hospice care for 17 years.
She also volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem for at-risk children.
She has instructed adults in Catholicism.
Her artistic abilities include calligraphy, photography and note cards.
She also trained in aquaponics and learned the art of fish farming as a sustainable food source. She currently is the coordinator of the aquaponics program at Holy Name Monastery.
The morning ceremony began with Liturgy of the Hours and continued with the Jubilee Mass, celebrated by Father Anthony Ujagbo.
In her remarks, Sister Roberta Bailey, O.S.B., Prioress, addressed Sister Miriam, saying: “Your dedication has been a blessing to us and to the wider community. You have shared gifts that only you can give the world – blessings others could only receive through you. May this occasion be a source of joy and continued blessings.”
A social with family, friends and refreshments followed the Mass.
Published March 30, 2022