Month: January 2015

Sister Frances Hagan, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Frances Hagan, CSJ

  On this the Feast of the Purification, Candlemas, we celebrate the life of Sister Frances Hagan, a Sister of St. Joseph for nearly sixty-eight years. Candlemas is a feast of light, not ordinary light but the light that radiates the presence of Jesus in our lives, Fran radiated that life and light with her constant attention to those who came into her presence. As a teacher in the Brooklyn…

Sister Margaret Patricia Ryan, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Margaret Patricia Ryan, CSJ

We are here today to celebrate the life of a woman who could truly be called a long-haul lover. The Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard has said that “purity of heart is to will one thing”, and Margaret Patricia Ryan did just that. She was a very focused woman whose spirituality guided her life very deeply. She never let things get too complex. She entered the Sisters of St.…

Sister Mary Florence McCarthy, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 23, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Mary Florence McCarthy, CSJ

Sister Mary Florence McCarthy, CSJ died on January 23, 2015 in the 58th year of her religious life.

Sister Margaret Frederick Most, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 20, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Margaret Frederick Most, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Sister Margaret Frederick Most, a Sister of Saint Joseph for seventy four years. As Sisters of Saint Joseph we vow to be the presence of God where there is the greatest need. As Jesus cured the ill, welcomed the strange, and taught the children, Margaret ministered as teacher and mentor wherever she was. In Schools in Flushing, Maspeth, Brentwood and Brooklyn Margaret taught the children…

Sister Carol Marie Borges, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 15, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Carol Marie Borges, CSJ

Sister Carol Marie Borges, CSJ died  on January 14, 2015 in the 65th year of her religious life. Sister Carol Borges, was a Sister of Saint Joseph for sixty-four years. As Sisters of Saint Joseph we believe in the power and presence of a loving God working in and through all creation. We strive to bring all into union with God and one another. Your presence here today is a…

Sister Rosemary Lesser, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 5, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Rosemary Lesser, CSJ

  Sister Rosemary Lesser, CSJ died on January 4, 2015 in the 65th year of her religious life. She was a Sister of Saint Joseph for sixty-seven years. Her faith was nourished first by her parents, Catherine and Harold. Rosemary was faithful to her call to religious life. She came to know the power of God’s unconditional love in her life and sought to make that known through her ministry of teaching.…

Sister Catherine Anita Kelly, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Catherine Anita Kelly, CSJ

Sister Catherine Anita Kelly, CSJ died on January 1, 2015 in the 74th year  of her religious life. God is with us in all of our relationships and experiences. Sister Catherine Anita knew “God with us” in her life and today we celebrate her, a sister of St. Joseph for 74 years. Catherine, daughter of Catherine and George understood the power and presence of God’s love in her life and diligently…