Sister Margaret Ann Hagan, OSU
posted on: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Ursuline Sister of Louisville Sister Margaret Ann Hagan O.S.U., died at Nazareth Home-Highlands on Friday, March 9, 2018. A native of Louisville, she was 71 and had been an Ursuline Sister of Louisville since 1965.
Sister Hagan taught high school for 10 years at Holy Rosary Academy, Angela Merici High School and Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville. Following her teaching career, Sister Hagan earned a master’s degree in theological studies at St. Meinrad School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Indiana. She then ministered at St. Meinrad as director of seminarians’ field education and served as associate academic dean in the 1990s. In 2007 she became the first woman to be honored by St. Meinrad as “Distinguished Alumna of the Year.”
Sister Hagan also served as pastoral assistant at St. Joseph Church in Louisville, and then at Sacred Heart and St. Joseph parishes in Rock Island, Illinois, in the 1980s. From 2003 to 2006, she was coordinator of the Ursuline Society, a collaborative effort of the nine autonomous Ursuline congregations of the mid-United States. Her service to the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville included director of finance and two terms as a member of the congregation’s leadership team. Her most recent ministries were aiding individuals as a spiritual director and as a retreat director.
Sister Hagan graduated from Holy Spirit School and Sacred Heart Academy, held a B.A. from Bellarmine-Ursuline College [now Bellarmine University] and a M.A.T. from the University of Louisville, as well as the master’s degree from St. Meinrad.
She is survived by her brother John Hagan (Patricia), sister Charlotte Cashin (Pat), many nieces and nephews, as well as her community of Ursuline Sisters and Associates.
Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Monday, March 12, from 3-5 pm and 6-7 pm, followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 13, at 11:00 am in the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel, with burial in St. Michael Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.