Sister Gertrude Hayward, CSJ

Reflection:  Gertrude Hayward, March 10, 2014 When Gertie spoke to me about this reflection, she gave me 3 directives:  First, “tell my family I love them.”  Second, say “thank you” to the Congregation.  And third, be brief. To you her family, Jo, Helen, Ed (and Mary and Ted recently deceased), to her nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews,…

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Sister Mary deLourdes O’Brien, CSJ

Excellence tempered by gentleness peace and joy. The life of Sister Mary de Lourdes O’Brien exemplified these words. Born into a close knit family, they were intimately connected in the Brooklyn neighborhood of the Nativity Parish. Mary attended Nativity School, Bishop McDonnell High School and then entered the community. At Reception, she was given the name Sister Raymond Augustine. She…

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