Sister Mary Daniel Turner

"The Gospel has been the text and context of my truth seeking, sharing and doing." – Sr. Mary Daniel Though Sr. Mary Daniel Turner primarily served on the East Coast, her influence was felt throughout the congregation, and indeed, in many other religious organizations. During her 67 years as a Sister of Notre Dame, Sister taught elementary school, supervised new nuns, served as superior general, took the helm of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious as executive director, and was the administrator of a home for chronically ill homeless men. She was known for gently "ruffling the feathers" of the Catholic Church when she believed a long-held view or action was wrong. In all things, she championed the equality of women, human dignity and justice for all. Sr. Mary Daniel’s death in January at age 84 is "the silencing of an inquisitive mind, a generous and gentle, but courageous heart, together with a spirit of vision and a passion for justice and respect for all," shared the SND’s Congregational Leadership Team.