Month: January 2016

Sister Muriel T. Smithwick. CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 15, 2016 | Comments Off on Sister Muriel T. Smithwick. CSJ

When you read the Obituary of a Sister, you see the list of her ministries and the years of her service. Does one wonder who was this woman? Shortly after Muriel’s birth a nurse said to her mother, “these little feet are going to go where no feet have ever gone.”   How true that was! She had a small family.  Her mother, father, her sister Florence, brother-in-law, Jack and her…

Sister Anne Behre, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Sister Anne Behre, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Sister Anne Behre, Sister Agnes Vincent, a Sister of Saint Joseph for seventy-four years. We are here to celebrate because that is what Anne would want us to do. She lived her life with joy and radiated her happiness to all who came into her life. Anne, daughter of Agnes and Vincent, grew up in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Brooklyn. She attended…

Sister John Raymond McGann, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 6, 2016 | Comments Off on Sister John Raymond McGann, CSJ

Sister John Raymond passed away peacefully on the morning of January 6, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Convent, the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood, Long Island. She was ninety-one and in the 68th year of her religious life. Sister John Raymond’s education began at Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Angela Hall Academy. After completing a B.A. in English at the College of New Rochelle and…

Sister Anne Michel Pavell, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 5, 2016 | Comments Off on Sister Anne Michel Pavell, CSJ

We come together to celebrate the life of Sister Anne Michel Pavell, a Sister of Saint Joseph for sixty-four years. Anne was born in Astoria to her parents Anne and Michael and attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel School and Blessed Sacrament High School in Manhattan. After entering the congregation, Anne received her Bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College and a Masters in Social Studies from Queens College and a…

Sister Kathleen Bernadette Kane, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 4, 2016 | Comments Off on Sister Kathleen Bernadette Kane, CSJ

  We celebrate the life of a woman of great faith, dedication and service. A Sister of Saint Joseph for nearly 68 years, Kathleen died on the eve of the Church’s celebration of the Epiphany, God with us. God is with us, not just 2000 years ago, but in every moment and circumstance of our lives. God comes so that we know we are loved unconditionally and we are to…