Monthly Archives: March 2014

Sister James Patrice Veale, CSJ

Earlier this month we gathered in this chapel to celebrate James Patrice’s ninety-ninth birthday. Both of these   times are a celebration of life, a long life, poured out, lived well for the sake of others. As Sisters of Saint Joseph

Monthly Archives: March 2014

Sister Mary Joel Acerno, CSJ

On behalf of the Sisters of Saint Joseph I welcome you to this celebration of the life of Sister Mary Joel Acerno, a Sister of Saint Joseph for sixty-six years. We come together in this parish Church of The Holy

Monthly Archives: March 2014

Sister Joseph Amata Wittick, CSJ

We are here today to celebrate the life of Sister Joseph Amata Wittick, a Sister of Saint Joseph for sixty-four years. As we brought Sister Joseph into this church we sang a “Song of Joy.” How appropriate that we begin

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Sister Grace Catherine Smith, CSJ

  Marie Theresa Smith entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on September 9, 1035. At Reception, she was given the name Sister Grace Catherine. Grace was a talented artist who held a BA in English from St. John’s University and

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Sister Gertrude Hayward, CSJ

Reflection:  Gertrude Hayward, March 10, 2014 When Gertie spoke to me about this reflection, she gave me 3 directives:  First, “tell my family I love them.”  Second, say “thank you” to the Congregation.  And third, be brief. To you her

Monthly Archives: March 2014

Sister Barbara Monaghan, CSJ

Barbara Monaghan entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on September 8, 1940. At Reception, she received the name Sister Barbara Francis. Barbara earned at BA in English and an MS in math from St. John’s University. She later received certification