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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302


the Inland Register

(From the Oct. 4, 2007 edition of the Inland Register)

Sister Riccarda Moseley FSPA

Sister Riccarda Moseley of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration died Sept. 23 at Villa St. Joseph, La Crosse, Wis. She was 96 years old, and was in the 71st year of Religious profession.

The vigil service was held at Sept. 25, at St. Rose Convent, La Crosse, Wis. The funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 26. Burial was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, La Crosse.

Much of her ministry was spent in the field of education, including eight years in elementary schools and 24 years in secondary schools in Iowa, Washington and Wisconsin.

In 1968 Sister Riccarda began working with released women prisoners at Regina Hall in Spokane. Four years later she opened a Regina Hall in Henderson, Nev., and in 1979 a Regina Hall in Carson City, Nev.

From 1979-1991 Sister Riccarda served as State Parole Director/Commissioner of the Reno-Las Vegas Parole Board.

For two years she volunteered at the Sheriff’s Department in Carson City before retiring to Villa St. Joseph in 1993.

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