All the time in Africa, Sr. Mary could be seen riding a motor scooter with her white helmet over her veil, smiling, energetic, and exuberant. In addition to her professor’s position, she was involved in social work in the nearby inner city of the capital, Accra.
Sent in mission to the United States in 1985. Mary continued her teaching ministry in various secondary schools , colleges as well as serving in leadership for her communities in Natchez, MS, Tampa, FL and for St, John the Baptist in Pawtucket.
As Mary’s health began to decline, her ministries changed to service in the Finance Section of the Franciscan Office for Facilities and Properties. At Fruit Hill, N. Providence. She also served as a driver for the Facility.
When her health status required nursing care, she was sent in mission to St. Antoine's Residence in North Smithfield, RI. Ever the missionary , she visited other residents bringing her cheerful, compassionate concern and prayer.
Mary used to sign her name on unofficial documents as MEW, accompanied by an image of a cat.