Sr. Margarida Tavares, FMM
Entered: Sept. 15, 1940
Novitiate: March 19, 1941
First Vows: Sept. 17, 1943
Final Vows: Sept. 17, 1946
Born to Eternal Life: Nov. 26, 2011
Margarida was born January 14, 1921 in Fall River, Massachusetts, sixteenth in a family of seven brothers and ten sisters. She attended Espiritu Santo School in Fall River where she met the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. She credited her missionary vocation to the good example of the sisters who taught her.
She entered the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary at Fruit Hill, September 15, 1940. Her temporary profession was September 19, 1941 and her final profession September 17, 1946 both at Holy Family Chapel, N. Providence.