Sister Miriam (Veronica Mary) Braun passed away at Maryvale Convent in Valley City, North Dakota, June 24, 2024 at the age of 92. Sister Miriam Braun was born September 23, 1931 in Foxholm, ND to Alois and Anna (Berlinger) Braun. She attended a one room schoolhouse near Foxholm, ND through 11th grade, then attended high school at Notre Dame Academy, Willow City, ND, and graduated from St. Catherine’s School, Valley City, ND in May of 1949. She made Vows of consecrated chastity, obedience and poverty to God with the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation on November 21, 1950. She received a bachelor’s degree from Great Falls College in Great Falls, Montana. She completed a Master of Arts in Education at St. Cyril & St. Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan.

She served 38 years in education, as a teacher, principal, and Religious Education Coordinator. She cared for the elderly in their homes and then for 23 years she provided pastoral care at four parishes. Sr. Miriam was a quiet and gentle soul. She was always seeking out people in need and did all she could to help them. When caring for the elderly, she got training in reflexology and massage in order to improve their quality of life. The last living of her 13 siblings, she gathered information and stories about their family for her nieces and nephews. She showed an artistic flair in cutting apart old greetings cards and remaking them to send to her loved ones.

Sister Miriam lived gracefully, quietly blessing everyone who knew her. She will be greatly missed.