Sister Mary Seraphica Sister Mary Seraphica Kelley was born Anne Virginia Kelley on November 12, 1915 in Chicago. She entered the BVM community on September 8, 1933. On December 1, she did not abandon her fourth grade students, but heroically chose to remain with them to the very end. She was interred on December 4, 1958 at Mt. Carmel, Hillside, Illinois.