Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Sister Elizabeth Moran, GNSH, Dies At 93

Published May 19, 2005

Sister Elizabeth Mary Moran, GNSH, 93, a former teacher and principal at Christ the King High School in Atlanta, died April 22 at St. Joseph Manor in Meadowbrook, Pa., in her 66th year as a Religious.

A lifelong educator, she taught students at the elementary, high school and college level. She taught at Christ the King High School from 1949-56 and was also the principal from 1953-56. She was one of the founding faculty members at D’Youville Academy in Atlanta, serving there from 1960-66. Other assignments took her to Buffalo, N.Y., and to Philadelphia. She taught European, American and Far East history throughout her career, with national problems and Latin frequently added subjects. She held permanent teaching certificates in New York and Georgia.

Originally from Buffalo, she earned a bachelor of science degree in education from New York State Teachers College before entering the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in 1939. She later received a master’s degree in American history from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

A ministry of prayer became her focus upon retirement in 1995. Even as her health declined, this ministry continued when she moved to the Grey Nuns Motherhouse, Yardley, Pa., and later St. Joseph Manor.

A liturgy of Christian burial was celebrated on April 25 at the motherhouse followed by burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, 1750 Quarry Road, Yardley, PA 19067-3998.