Therese M. AlthamarCenacle crossHILGER

Sister Jean Mary Hilger, rc,  96, was born July 28, 1925 in Minneapolis, MN. To the late Helen Josephine O’Meara and James John Hilger. She was their only child.  She is survived by cousins, Michael O. Childs and Dr. Patrick O’Meara.

Sister Jean’s entered the Cenacle on March 8, 1951, In her Cenacle life she ministered in Chicago, St. Louis, Vancouver, B.C., New Orleans, Minneapolis, Middleton, Boston and Lancaster, MA., and Liverpool, England.

In 2007, Sister Jean became a resident of the Resurrection Life Center in Chicago. There she continued her apostolic involvement while keeping vigil over the dying Cenacle sisters and offered spiritual comfort to the other residents.

Even upon her death, Sister Jean had arranged that her mortal remains be donated to science to help future medical professionals help others.

Do to the Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings the funeral Mass was private.