Month: May 2015

Sister Mary Theresa McGarrity, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | May 19, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Mary Theresa McGarrity, CSJ

The Psalm verse “Let us sing a joyful song to our God” captures the life of Sister Mary Theresa McGarrity, a Sister of Saint Joseph for nearly seventy-five years. Mary Theresa was the daughter of Mary and Joseph McGarrity, whose simple faith and generous love formed Mary Theresa and her siblings in understanding that what is most important in life is not material things but a deep sense of God’s…

Sister Angela Esposito. CSJ

By Clara Santoro | May 15, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Angela Esposito. CSJ

Angela Esposito was born in Brooklyn, the daughter of Marietta and Thomas Esposito. It was there that the bonds of care and involvement in family were first formed together with her brothers Neil and John. As Angela began her early ministry it was with young children in parish schools but her study of French touched deeply into her passion and that led to her achieve a Master’s degree in French,…

Sister Noraleen Murphy, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | May 3, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister Noraleen Murphy, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Sister Noraleen Murphy, a Sister of Saint Joseph for nearly sixty-nine years. Noraleen is the daughter of Timothy and Catherine, simple and faith-filled Irish immigrants who provided a Catholic school education for Noraleen at St. Joseph’s in Brooklyn which she continued at Bishop McDonnell High School. Attentive to God speaking to her heart, Noraleen responded by entering our congregation where she lived a life that…

Sister St. Timothy Connolly, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | May 2, 2015 | Comments Off on Sister St. Timothy Connolly, CSJ

Sister St. Timothy Connolly knew in her heart that God dwelled within her. She was a Queens’s girl, daughter of Helen and Timothy and one of five Connolly girls. Her awareness of God’s compassionate presence in her life drew her to the Sisters of Saint Joseph over seventy one years ago. Knowing God was the source of her courage and strength, Timothy developed her gifts as an avid learner, studying…