M. Isolina Ferré, M.S.B.T.
1914 - 2000
Roman Catholic nun and community activist
Born: Ponce, Puerto Rico
into a wealthy family, Sister Isolina Ferré turned
from a life of privilege to one of religious and social service
as a Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity. During
her 65 years of missionary work with the urban and rural
poor of the United States and Puerto Rico, she started schools,
clinics, and counseling centers and even negotiated peace
between rival New York City youth gangs. She received the
United States Medal of Freedom from President William Jefferson
Clinton in 1999.