Year: 2017

Sister Catherine Atkins, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | February 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Sister Catherine Atkins, CSJ

Joy comes from knowing you are loved and all of us here were privileged to know the joy Cathy radiated each day. This morning we will join in the Eucharist, the ultimate celebration of the outpouring of God’s love on all creation. All of us here have experienced Cathy’s consistent joyful spirit, a spirit revealing her awareness of God’s unconditional love in her life. Cathy first experienced that love through…

Sister Consuela DeBiase, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | February 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Sister Consuela DeBiase, CSJ

  Today we celebrate the life of Sister Consuela DeBiase. What is the measure of a life well lived?  One could start with the simple facts of her childhood– born in Brooklyn on September 7,1937, eldest daughter of Caesare and Lucille DeBiase, nurtured in a traditional Italian family, one of two girls, her father a family physician.   Connie’s early life was shaped by the experience of growing up during World…

Sister Frances E. Costello, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | February 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Sister Frances E. Costello, CSJ

Sister Frances Costello entered the Siosters of St. Joseph in February 2, 1943.  She earned a BA in Italian at Manhattan College and studied Special Education at Catholic University of America.. How else to begin this reflection on the life of Sister Frances Costello than by saying the words she said over and over again to us at Sacred Heart…I just wish I had her bony finger to make it…

Sister Marie Theresa Scanlon, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Sister Marie Theresa Scanlon, CSJ

Sister Marie Theresa Scanlon was a Sister of St. Joseph for nearly 64 years. Marie was a Brooklyn girl from Our Lady of Perpetual Health Parish where the faith instilled in her by her parents, Mary and Denis, was nurtured and grew stronger in her high school days at Fontbonne Hall Academy. After entering the congregation, Marie taught elementary school and obtained a degree in Social Studies from St. Francis…

Sister Phyllis Theresa Franzo, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Sister Phyllis Theresa Franzo, CSJ

We celebrate  the life of Sister Phyllis Theresa Franzo, a Sister of St. Joseph for sixty year’s. Phyllis loved life and lived in the present moment of each day. In the Church’s season of ordinary time we listen to the scriptures telling us of Jesus’ early ministry of healing, welcoming the stranger and inviting others to watch, listen, follow and do what he has done for the suffering, lost, and…