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Hughes, Mary Enda


Biographical Note

Mary Enda Hughes was born Cecilia June Hughes March 30, 1923 at Fall River, Massachusetts. She entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) in August 1940, took her first vows in August 1943, and was given the religious name Mary Enda. Hughes regularly published poetry in the Catholic Press and literary publications starting in the 1970s. From 1982 to 1988 she taught English, creative writing, and poetry at Boston College. In 1988 she left Boston for community service and volunteer ministry in Baltimore, Maryland convents. She continued to write after her retirement, and published a book of poetry, What the Poem Did, in 2010.

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Boston College collection of Mary Enda Hughes poems


The Boston College collection of Mary Enda Hughes poems includes individual and collected poems by Mary Enda Hughes and related correspondence, indexes of poems, a copy and transcript of a newspaper article, and lists of published poetry.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: approximately 1969-2004; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1997