Month: July 2016

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,…