Year: 2019

Sister Rita Maria McCauley, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Rita Maria McCauley, CSJ

Rita is a Queens’ girl born in Flushing to Teresa and William McCauley.  She attended Holy Family elementary school and Bishop McDonnell High School.  Rita graduated from Brentwood College and earned her masters at St. John’s University.  Rita was devoted to our community’s ministry of education.  She served at St. Robert Bellarmine School, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Ann, and for 37 years at St. Francis Prep. Rita’s field…

Sister Francis Gerard Kress, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Francis Gerard Kress, CSJ

During a visit to Maria Regina Residence I passed room #137 and the resident waived me in. I entered and introduced myself, and our relationship began. Sister Francs Gerard Kress, a Sister of St. Joseph,  embraced and lived the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph during 104 years of her life. In one of our early conversations she said “I asked Jesus to send someone and he sent you”.…

Sister Marie de Montfort Shields, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Marie de Montfort Shields, CSJ

Sing to God, sing praise, tell all of God’s wonderful deeds. That is what Sister Marie de Montfort Shields did all of her life with her love of God, love of music and love of people. Marie was born in Queens to Elizabeth and Anthony and named Joan Elizabeth. She grew up with her sister Catherine and her brother Jimmy and attended Holy Name of Mary parish school in Valley…

Sister Richard Maureen Rowan, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Richard Maureen Rowan, CSJ

Sister Richard Maureen Rowan, also known as Catherine Hyacinth Rowan was born to immigrant parents from Ireland and lived in Corona, Queens.  Catherine was one of five children and their home was filled with life and laughter.  Relatives and friends gathered for Sunday dinner and for stories which gave encouragement to each other in making their way in a new country, far from home.  Some relatives were welcomed to stay…

Sister Patricia Ann Seaman, CSJ

By Clara Santoro | January 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Sister Patricia Ann Seaman, CSJ

We celebrate the life of Patricia Ann Seaman, a Sister of St. Joseph for almost seventy one years. Pat was born in Brooklyn to Florence and John and attended St. Francis of Assisi elementary school and St. Francis Xavier Academy. After high school Pat entered the congregation and taught elementary school at St. Paschal Babylon, St. Clare’s, Immaculate Conception in Brooklyn and Holy Name in Valley Stream. She earned a…