Year: 2016

Sister Marie Elizabeth Mahony, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | December 19, 2016 | Comments Off on Sister Marie Elizabeth Mahony, CSJ

We celebrate of the life of Marie Elizabeth Mahony, a Sister of St. Joseph for 75 years. Our Lady of Snows has been Marie’s home for nearly 50 years. Until very recently, Marie used all of her energy and determination to attend daily mass in this church she held so dear. Marie was born in Brooklyn and as a student in Visitation Academy and then Fontbonne Hall Academy, she developed…

Sister Anne Marie Dean, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | November 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Sister Anne Marie Dean, CSJ

  We come together to celebrate the life of Anne Marie Dean.  We are sad, but we know that “we remember, we celebrate, we believe.”  We reflect now on her life among us as a Sister of St. Joseph… From our early founding documents, we have been called to an incredible mission. “We are wholly directed to the achievement of this total double union……of ourselves and the dear neighbor with…

Sister Pat Sullivan, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | October 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Sister Pat Sullivan, CSJ

  Sister Pat Sullivan was a Sister of St. Joseph for 70 years. All who knew Pat know of her warmth, attention, generosity and joyful spirit.  She knew of God’s love for her first from her parents, Patrick and Mary.  Drawn to the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Pat entered our congregation in 1947 to live our mission of love of God and neighbor without distinction.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree…

Sister Anna Mildred Desiderio, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | October 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Sister Anna Mildred Desiderio, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Anna Desiderio, a life of zeal, enthusiasm, compassion and true joy. Family was so important in Anna’s life but family was not limited to her relatives. It included so many others as part of her family of sisters, associates, educators, administrators and her beloved students. In elementary schools in Brooklyn and Queens, Holy Cross, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Anna gave students a thirst for…

Sister Dolores Ann Lawson, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | August 19, 2016 | Comments Off on Sister Dolores Ann Lawson, CSJ

Dolores Ann Lawson entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1947 and at Reception, she received the name Sister Ann Dolores Sister Dolores Lawson lived life to the full as a Sister of St. Joseph for 69 years. To prepare herself for ministry, she earned a BBA in Business and an MS in Administration & Supervision at St John’s University. Dolores loved life. She shared her vitality first as an…

Sister Kathleen Rose Mulhern, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | August 5, 2016 | Comments Off on Sister Kathleen Rose Mulhern, CSJ

Born to John Mulhern and Brigid nee Gilhooly on October 17, 1930 Kathleen attended St. Stanislaus Grammar School in Maspeth, Queens and St. Joseph Juniorate in Flushing.  She graduated from high school in 1948 and in September 1948 entered St. Joseph’s Novitiate. Sister Kathleen was highly educated and trained in a profession that would mold the hearts, minds and souls of her students.  Among her accomplishments Kathleen earned a B.A.…

Sister Mary Slaymaker, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | July 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Sister Mary Slaymaker, CSJ

Tomorrow, for the first time, the Church celebrates the FEAST of St. Mary Magdalene. Pope Francis has raised the day to the same “level” of celebration as that of “THE TWELVE”, saying that Mary Magdalene was “THE APOSTLE to the Apostles.” For Mary Magdalene had been “the faithful one.” She was a faithful disciple, following Jesus not only in his ministry, but in his suffering – remaining with him at…

Sister Alice Francis Young, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | July 6, 2016 | Comments Off on Sister Alice Francis Young, CSJ

  Born April 14, 1915 in Our Lady of Angels Parish, Bay Ridge, she was the first child of Francis and Alice Young. Over the next ten years, her four siblings Fran, Bud (Francis Jr.), Ruth and George joined the family which included: Grandma; Uncles George and Ed, Mother, Dad and Mary Alice. Despite her Mothers efforts to train Alice as a demure young lady, Alice was a fun loving,…

Sister Loretta Murphy, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | May 17, 2016 | Comments Off on Sister Loretta Murphy, CSJ

  In this season of Pentecost, we celebrate the presence of the Spirit in our lives, the unfathomable love of God revealed in our relationships and everyday experiences. We celebrate the life of Sister Loretta Murphy, S. John Muriel, a Sister of St. Joseph for sixty-five years and part of the Immaculate Conception parish community for fifty-two years. Sister Loretta revealed God’s unconditional love every day of her life. Loretta…

Sister Elizabeth Profreidt, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | April 29, 2016 | Comments Off on Sister Elizabeth Profreidt, CSJ

ELIZABETH PROEFRIEDT, PRESENTE!   We, the Community, who are gathered here to remember and celebrate our sister Liz, believe that she is present here with us as is her friend, Dan Berrigan, both members of the Kairos community, who spent their lives speaking truth to power and praying and working to ease the burdens of our sisters and brothers wherever they be found. As so many of you have commented, it…