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South Sudan bishops condemn atrocities, appeal for help to prevent famine
A mother feeds her child with a peanut-based paste for treatment of severe acute malnutrition at a hospital Jan. 20 in Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan's Catholic bishops asked for the world's help to p...

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Grass-roots leaders join call for 'disrupting' oppression that hurts many
Representatives from small groups give the final message from the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements Feb. 19 in Modesto, Calif. (CNS photo/Dennis Sadowski) MODESTO, Calif. (CNS) -- Affi...

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Be ashamed when tempted to use church for power struggles, pope says
Pope Francis greets a new priest during the ordination Mass of 11 priests in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 17, 2016. The pope warned against using the church in pursuit of personal ambitio...

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Pope's tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn't like you
Pope Francis delivers his blessing to an overflow crowd gathered outside St. Mary Josefa Church after celebrating Mass at the parish in Rome Feb. 19. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) ROME (CNS) -- A practica...

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Employees of archdiocese volunteer to bring meals and good cheer to the homeless
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Special Olympians show world that 'every person is a gift,' pope says
Pope receives a stuffed animal from a participant in the Special Olympics during a meeting Feb. 16 at the Vatican. The Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in Austria March 14-25. (CNS pho...

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South Sudan bishops condemn atrocities, appeal for help to prevent famine
South Sudan bishops condemn atrocities, appeal for help to prevent famine
Grass-roots leaders join call for 'disrupting' oppression that hurts many
Grass-roots leaders join call for 'disrupting' oppression that hurts many
Be ashamed when tempted to use church for power struggles, pope says
Be ashamed when tempted to use church for power struggles, pope says
Pope's tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn't like you
Pope's tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn't like you
Employees of archdiocese volunteer to bring meals and good cheer to the homeless
Employees of archdiocese volunteer to bring meals and good cheer to the homeless
Special Olympians show world that 'every person is a gift,' pope says
Special Olympians show world that 'every person is a gift,' pope says

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HAMDEN – Sister Mary Alma Tinervia, of Sacred Heart Manor, a member of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, died on Dec. 25, 2010, at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford.

She was born on June 11, 1936, in San Jose, Calif., a daughter of the late Phillip and Angelina Misuracca Tinervia. She entered the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Aug. 30, 1953, professed first vows on Aug. 25, 1956, and made her perpetual vows on Aug. 25, 1960.

Sister Alma earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo. She spent more than 40 years teaching in elementary schools, at St. Michael and St. Anthony in New Haven and St. Raphael in Bridgeport, as well as in Pennsylvania, Missouri, California, Florida and New York.

She retired to and became a clerical assistant at Sacred Heart Manor in 2000. For the last several years of her life, Sister Alma resided at the Sister Anne Virginie Grimes Health Center in New Haven.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Angelo, Peter, Vincent and Salvatore; and sisters, Nina Giammona and Rosalie Tinervia. Sister Alma leaves a sister, Vivian Tinervia; nieces; nephews; and her religious community.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 28 in the chapel at Sacred Heart Manor. Burial was at All Saints Cemetery in North Haven.

Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Manor, 261 Benham St., Hamden, CT 06514-8320.

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