Year: 2019

Sister Maria Jane Frewen, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | December 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Maria Jane Frewen, CSJ

In this Advent time we wait in hope for the coming of Emmanuel, God with us, who will free us from whatever oppresses us. Today we celebrate the life of Maria Jane Frewen, who is now with her loving God free and at peace for all eternity. A Sister of St. Joseph for seventy two years, Maria Jane was born in Ireland to Johanna and Thomas. She came to Brooklyn…

Sister Theresa Molphy, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | December 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Theresa Molphy, CSJ

In this season of Advent, a time anticipation and hope, we gather to celebrate the life of Theresa Molphy, a Sister of St. Joseph for seventy two years. Theresa was born to John and Theresa in Queens, in Incarnation Parish. There were no parochial schools in the area so, Theresa attended public school and then The Mary Louis Academy.  After graduation,Theresa entered the congregation joining her sister, Sister Theresa Elizabeth.…

Sister Marie Teresa Jensen, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | December 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Marie Teresa Jensen, CSJ

We come together today to celebrate the life of Marie Teresa Jensen, a Sister of St. Joseph for sixty-six years. Born to Harold and Bridget, Marie grew up in Brooklyn attending Our Lady of Guadalupe elementary school and St. Brendan High School. After entering the congregation she was given the name S. Mary Humbeline, after a Benedictine saint. Marie would live her life in a spirt of gentleness and kindness,…

Sister Theresa Ann Grant. CSJ

By Clara Santoro | November 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Theresa Ann Grant. CSJ

We celebrate the Life of Sister Theresa Ann Grant, a Sister of St Joseph for sixty-four years. All who knew Theresa experienced that light of Christ in her kind and patient ways, mirroring a deep joy from her relationship with a loving God. Theresa was born in Brooklyn to Josephine and Roger and she attended St. Anthony’s Parish school. After attending the Juniorate, Theresa entered the congregation in 1955 and…

Sister Margaret Mary Fearon, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | September 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Margaret Mary Fearon, CSJ

Today is the first full day of autumn and today we celebrate the fullness of life Margaret Mary Fearon, a sister of St. Joseph for seventy one years. Born in Brooklyn to Mary and Stephen, Margaret attended St. Charles Borromeo elementary school and Bishop McDonnell High School. She entered our congregation in 1948. Margaret earned a BA in Business Management from St. Francis College and a Masters in Elementary Education…

Sister Therese Marie Camardella, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | August 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Therese Marie Camardella, CSJ

Any time I met Therese at a congregational meeting or event, she would always say: “Helen, what a wonderful congregation.” In recent times, she would look at me with that warm smile and say: “Helen, I am so grateful to the congregation; I really mean it.” Well Therese, we are all here today to say: Therese we are grateful to you and want to tell you what a wonderful woman,…

Sister Mary Josephine Keyes, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | August 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Mary Josephine Keyes, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Sister Mary Josephine Keyes (S. Raymond de Sales) a Sister of St. Joseph for 67 years.  Today, Sept. 4, is the actual anniversary of Mary Jo’s entrance into the Sisters of St. Joseph. Mary Jo was a girl from Queens.  She was born to her Irish parents, Bridget and Richard, joining her older sister Antoinette in the family.  Mary Jo attended Our Lady of Mount…

Sister Rosemary Anne Kern, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | August 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Rosemary Anne Kern, CSJ

Sister Rosemary Kern, formerly Sister Thomas Rosaire, lived her 64 years of religious lie in a spirt of wisdom and strength. She shared God’s love with a gentle spirit and a generous heart that touched many lives. Rosemary was the daughter of Thomas and Rosanna Kern. She entered the congregation n 1955 from the parish of Or Lady of Loretto in Hempstead. After earning a BS in Elementary Education from…

Sister Barbara Ann Doyle, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | July 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Barbara Ann Doyle, CSJ

We come together today as sisters, co-ministers from St. Edmond’s High School, colleagues and friends to celebrate the life of a dedicated and faithful Sister of St. Joseph for sixty-three years, Barbara Ann Doyle. Barbara, consistent and private has been known to say to some when she met them: “You probably do not know who I am.” But Barbara, all of us here do know you and today we are…

Sister Carole Therese Fitzpatrick, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | June 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Carole Therese Fitzpatrick, CSJ

When cleaning out Carole’s room in Maria Regina on Sunday afternoon, I came across some hand-written notes from a Retreat that she had given to our Sisters a few years ago.  In one session, she has written the following to be shared with the retreatants: Our relationship with God deepens over the years with a love that continues to call us to be.  Our part of the relationship is to…