Mary Rose McGeady (Author of Sometimes God Has a Kids Face)
Worth Quoting: Sister Mary Rose McGeady
Sister Mary Rose McGeady, 84, a Roman Catholic nun who devoted her life to helping homeless and trafficked children and who for 13 years served as President of Covenant House, the largest charity in North and Central America helping homeless young people, passed away in Albany, New York early Thursday morning.
Mary Rose McGeady
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Jump to navigation. Mary Rose McGeady, who took over Covenant House for homeless youth after its founder was accused of financial and sexual improprieties, died of respiratory failure in Albany Sept. A member of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, McGeady served as president of Covenant House from until her retirement in , doubling the number of homeless young people served by the international network annually. Covenant House was at its lowest point when she took over, because of accusations against its founder, Franciscan Fr. Bruce Ritter, who later left the Franciscan order and died in The work he had started still needed to be done.
She was The cause was respiratory failure, said Kevin M. Ryan, the current president of Covenant House. Bruce Ritter. Father Ritter, who had founded the organization in two cold-water flats on the Lower East Side of Manhattan 22 years earlier, stepped down after several young men, some of them former residents of Covenant House, accused him of sexual abuse. He adamantly denied the accusations.
Sister Mary Rose McGeady, who led Covenant House for 13 years after a sexual abuse and financial scandal crippled the organization, died.
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These are some of the nightmares Sister Mary Rose McGeady lives with, not at night, but in the broad daylight of her life:. With no brothers or sisters to turn to, he often contemplates suicide. Seventeen-year-old Quiana returned to her Brooklyn home after a brief trip and found that her mother was evicted and admitted into a drug-rehabilitation center. Her year-old brother is in jail for transporting drugs. As president and chief executive officer of Covenant House International, the year-old McGeady confronts a lot of real-life nightmares. So occasionally she feels entitled to a daydream.