Dominican Sister Marie Bibiane Roy passed away at the Dominican Sisters Convent in Sabattus, Maine Sept. 22 where she had spent the last six months. She was 80.
She entered the Dominican Sisters of the Roman Congregation in Mortefontaine, France. Following her initial religious formation, she professed her vows as a Dominican Sister in 1955.
Her love of education led to a ministry of teaching English, religion, Scripture and art in different parts of the country. Assignments took her to schools in Maine and Massachusetts and Arizona apostolates in Tempe, Phoenix and Tucson.
She also served as the director of the Kino Library from 2001 to 2004 and then as pastoral associate at St. Clement of Rome Parish in Sun City where Sr. Marie Bibiane retired in 2013. She returned to Maine earlier this year and lived at the Dominican Sisters Convent where she enjoyed the countryside.
Sr. Marie Bibiane was an artist at heart and shared her love of nature through photography and handmade cards. She studied computer science and applied new computer technology to her photography.