Mary Rose McPhee, DC giant in health and spirituality

by | Apr 21, 2014 | Daughters of Charity, Vincentian Family | 1 comment

McPhee DCSister Mary Rose McPhee, a towering presence in Austin’s health care and spirituality circles, died Monday in Evansville, Ind., surrounded by the sisters she had gone to live with when she left Central Texas in late 2004.

McPhee was 95 and had been in failing health. She developed dementia in recent years, but an official cause of death was not available Wednesday.

McPhee, the former chief of what is now Seton Medical Center Austin and founder of the Seton Cove spirituality center, died at age 95 of natural causes Monday at the Seton Residence in Evansville, Ind. McPhee had lived at the Daughters of Charity Home since she left Austin in 2004.

A wake service will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Seton Residence Chapel, 9200 New Harmony Road in Evansville. A Mass of Resurrection is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Donations in McPhee’s memory may be made to the Daughters of Charity, Province of St. Louise, 4330 Olive Street, St. Louis, Mo 63108.

The Seton Health system posts a more complete biography and assessment of her impact in the fields  of health and spirituality.

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  1. georgiahedrick

    No greater lady have I ever met within the Daughters than Sister Mary Rose McPhee. She was my ‘Viz’ when I was still ‘in’.Now, at 95, to say she had dementia, I say: it’s okay, afterall she is 95!
    She was the kindest, most compassionate leader I ever had. She exuded warmth–the sort you want from God–but she was His channel on earth.

    She will forever be this conduit to God for me. Georgia (Alma Zacharias) Hedrick

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