Year: 2015

Sister Rosemary Anne Wood, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | December 10, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Rosemary Anne Wood, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Sister Rosemary Wood, Sister Anne Georgine, in this season of Advent, anticipating the coming of Christ who is ever present in our lives. Rosemary was very aware of this presence in her life, reaching out and encouraging others with her forthright manner and keen interest in those around her. A Sister of Saint Joseph for seventy three years, Rosemary was born to Anna Conarty and…

Sister Agnes Cecilia Kenna, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | November 14, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Agnes Cecilia Kenna, CSJ

Even though we feel sadness all of us here can be encouraged because Agnes was loved by God and she was faithful to sharing that love her entire life. Born to Agnes Watt Kenna and Francis Kenna, Agnes entered our congregation two years after high school. Attending Normal school for certification as a teacher, Agnes continued her education and studied English at Manhattan College and then received a Master’s Degree…

Sister Anne Maureen Oakman, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | November 11, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Anne Maureen Oakman, CSJ

After seventy-six years as a Sister of Saint Joseph, Anne Maureen now enjoys the fullness of life promised to all who follow God’s way. Anne Maureen learned God’s way through the influence of her parents Mary Moran Oakman and Robert John Oakman. Their strong faith based in their Irish roots from Tipperary gave Anne confidence in God’s unconditional love so she could develop her gifts and share them without reserve.…

Sister Frances Teresa McCool, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | November 8, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Frances Teresa McCool, CSJ

  Sister Frances McCool was a Sister of Saint Joseph for fifty-nine years. She attended St. Joseph’s Elementary School and St. Francis Xavier Academy and  entered our congregation after high school. Fran attained a Bachelor of Science in Education from Brentwood College and a Master’s Degree from Brooklyn College, later obtaining certification in Administration and Supervision from Fordham University. Fran was a qualified professional but most of all a compassionate…

Sister Margaret Jogues Ednie, CSL

By Clara Santoro | November 2, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Margaret Jogues Ednie, CSL

We thank God for the life of Sister Margaret Jogues Ednie, a Sister of Saint Joseph for sixty eight years. There is an Irish symbol known as the “Claddagh.” It symbolizes love, loyalty and friendship. That love drew Margaret to religious life and our congregation whose mission is to bring all into union with God and neighbor without distinction. In a world where we see poverty, violence and discrimination, the…

Sister Eugenia Calabrese, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | November 2, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Eugenia Calabrese, CSJ

Our hearts are heavy but we are here to truly celebrate the life of Eugenia Calabrese, a Sister of Saint Joseph for nearly 60 years. Our congregation was founded to bring God’s healing and reconciling love wherever there is need. This demands that we are personally drawn into the mystery of God’s unconditional love in our own lives. Eugenia experienced that first and foremost in her family and we daily…

Sister St. Elizabeth Montgomery, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | October 14, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister St. Elizabeth Montgomery, CSJ

In this autumn season of harvest and abundance we come to celebrate the abundant gifts of Sister Saint Elizabeth, a Sister of St. Joseph for almost seventy-two years. St. Elizabeth, Catherine was born to her parents Paul and Joseph who nurtured her faith and talents with love and care.  Elizabeth continued that love and care for her family, always interested in their achievements and there for them when there were…

Sister Julia Veronica Hannon, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | October 6, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Julia Veronica Hannon, CSJ

Welcome to the celebration of life for Sister Julia Veronica Hannon, a Sister of Saint Joseph for sixty-five years. In this season of autumn we appreciate and enjoy the fruits of the harvest that result from all that was planted and tended in spring and through the summer days. And so with Julia who was given life by her parents, Thomas and Anna, her faith was nurtured in Our Lady…

Sister Vincent Louise Tesoriero, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | September 30, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Vincent Louise Tesoriero, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Sister Vincent Louise Tesoriero, a Sister of Saint Joseph for seventy three years. Vincent has lived her life with dedication, joy and service. She began her active ministry aae an elementary school teacher in various parish schools in Brooklyn and on Long Island. After earning a BS in Home economics at Revier College and an MS at Brooklyn College, she went on to teach at…

Sister Alice Haigney, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | September 12, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Alice Haigney, CSJ

On this beautiful September day when we can see the earth, sky and the beautiful aspects of nature that surround us, we come to celebrate the life of Alice Haigney , a Sister of Saint Joseph for eighty-two years. Pope Francis has inspired us to realize that all life is interconnected and what happens to one of God’s creatures has an impact on others.   Alice had a sense of…