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Servant of God Mother Margaret Mary Healy Murphy: Educator and Civil Rights Pioneer

The founder of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate is shown in archival images and in a stained-glass window at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

The 19th-century Irish immigrant founded the first Catholic order for women religious in the Lone Star State and braved racial bigotry to open the first parish school and church for Black Americans.

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