Sister Teresa Ryan, CSJ

August 23, 2023 Comments Off on Sister Teresa Ryan, CSJ

Teresa Ryan, later known as Sister Teresa, was the firstborn of Irish immigrants in Brooklyn. She grew up hearing the stories of her parents lives, families, and friends in Ireland. Everyone was welcome in their home; it was there that Teresa learned how to welcome others into…

Sister Mary Elizabeth Kelly, CSJ

August 16, 2023 Comments Off on Sister Mary Elizabeth Kelly, CSJ

Sister Elizabeth was born in 1934 to her loving parents Elizabeth Reidy, a native of County Cork, Ireland, and Patrick Kelly, a native of County Mayo. Along with her beloved brother Billy, Elizabeth attended Saint Patrick’s school, Long Island City. During her elementary school years,…

Sister Yolanda Kinsella, CSJ

August 8, 2023 Comments Off on Sister Yolanda Kinsella, CSJ

Yolanda was baptized Anne and was the daughter of Christopher and Mary, Irish immigrants, who called St. Teresa of avila parish in Brooklyn their home. After graduating from the Juniorate, Yoland entered the Sisters of St. Joseph and taught elementary school for five years before…