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Sr. Cherubim Rapczynski (1910-2007)

A native of Poland, Sr. Cherubim and her family moved to the U.S. in 1920, settling in Shenandoah, PA, and St. Casimir Parish. Her teaching career took her to elementary and secondary schools in Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore. She loved teaching high school students, and spent wonderful years at St. Hubert’s and Archbishop Ryan (1967-1986) high schools in Philadelphia.  After moving to Mt. Nazareth in 1987 due to failing health, she logged 1,300 hours of volunteer service at Nazareth Hospital and Outpatient Physical Therapy. She and her brother Joseph, a priest, were particularly close; she also remained close to her sisters and their children. One of her favorite responses to expressions of “I love you” was simply, “Thanks, I love you more.”  She was 96.

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