Year: 2018

Sister Mary Louise Maier, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | December 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Sister Mary Louise Maier, CSJ

In the course of my life, I wrote several tributes to S. Mary Maier, It was always an easy job because she was such a special person. Mary Maier had distinguished academic credentials. When she joined the faculty of St. Joseph’s College in 1972, she had just completed her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Michigan. In addition to teaching the freshman General Chem course and advanced courses…

Sister Elizabeth O’Neill, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | December 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Sister Elizabeth O’Neill, CSJ

It is a joy and a privilege to be here to pay tribute to a special person-Sister Elizabeth O’Neill, CSJ, Aunt Itzy, and our dear friend, ITZY!!!  A unique name for a very unique person. But how did Elizabeth O’Neill become “Itzy”? It all began with Mr. Consolari, the O’Neill’s downstairs neighbor on Kingston Avenue in Greenpoint who would sing the “Itzy Bitzy Spider” song to the little girl who…

Sister Mary Ann Carotenuto, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | December 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Sister Mary Ann Carotenuto, CSJ

Our hearts are saddened but as we celebrate this Eucharist to thank God for Mary Ann Carotenuto, a Sister of St. Joseph for sixty years, we can rejoice and be glad because she is with the God who loved her so dearly. After revealing that love to everyone she met, Mary Ann is at peace. Mary Ann’s dear and ever-faithful friend, Sister Mary St. John has written a reflection she…

Sister Flora Marinelli. CSJ

By Clara Santoro | November 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Sister Flora Marinelli. CSJ

Sister Flora Marinellii, a woman of deep faith, enduring love and exceptional kindness, was a Sister of St. Joseph for fifty seven years. At last evening’s vigil prayer, we heard Jesus proclaim the greatest commandment: “You shall love the lord your God, with your whole heart, with your whole soul, and with your whole mind. And the second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Flora enfleshed…

Sister Victoria Karp, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | November 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Sister Victoria Karp, CSJ

St. Paul wishes for all of us in the first reading: “May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith and may charity be the root and foundation of your life.” We are here today to celebrate the life of someone who lived with charity as the foundation of her life, Maria Victoria Karp, Sister Marion Ann, a Sister of St. Joseph for almost seventy five years Born to Mary and…

Sister Jeanette Tenaglia, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | November 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Sister Jeanette Tenaglia, CSJ

Our congregation’s mission of unity through love of God and neighbor without distinction was visible and shared with all who knew and loved Jeannette Tanaglia, a sister of St. Joseph for sixty eight years Born in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish to Sabina and Antonio, Jeannette attended public school in Astoria and Long Island City. Entering our congregation in 1950, she taught elementary school in St. Michael’s, both in…

Sister Marilyn J. Kennedy, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | November 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Sister Marilyn J. Kennedy, CSJ

We all come together to give thanks for the life of a Marilyn Kennedy, Sister Mary Leonard, a Sister of St. Joseph for seventy years. Marilyn was born in Brooklyn to Emily and Francis and attended the Academy of St. Joseph and St. Joseph High School. After graduation Marilyn entered the congregation and taught elementary school in a number of parishes in Brooklyn, Queens and here in Brentwood at the…

Sister Eileen Diana Christie, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | November 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Sister Eileen Diana Christie, CSJ

We come together as sisters, associates, co-ministers and friends to remember and celebrate the life journey of our sister, Eileen Diana Christie. In remembering, we are drawn to the mystery of Eileen’s last journey in Lake Hallstatt, Austria and the long waiting to know how she went missing. But in that waiting we became more aware of her precious life and its influence on countless persons. We were joined in…

Sister Mary Catherine Martin, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | October 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Sister Mary Catherine Martin, CSJ

Sister Mary Martin aka Missy Martin had two great love’s, Her Religious Community and their dedication to those in need, and her family. Mary was very proud to be a Sister of St. Joseph of Brentwood. I only lived with Mary in Puerto Rico so that is where my stories come from. At the Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce Mary was the Dean of English and Foreign Languages.…

Sister Jean Phillip Brady, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | October 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Sister Jean Phillip Brady, CSJ

In this season when we harvest the fruits of the seeds laboriously planted in the spring, we celebrate the richness of the labors of the life of Jean Philip Brady (Sister Mary Patricia), a sister of St. Joseph for seventy-six years. Jean Philip was born in Brooklyn to Mary and Philip Brady and attended Holy Name parish school and St. Joseph’s Juniorate. After high school, Jean entered the congregation and…