Today we celebrate Sister Mary Veronica Morrin who is celebrating her 70th Jubilee.

Mary is a faithful friend, possessing a good sense of humor and is a clear thinker    In her inimitable, calm way of thinking, Mary came up with a practical solution to the use of parish properties when she was Principal at Sacred Heart School in North Merrick.  Her love and generosity were gift to all at St. Joseph’s Convent during her time as co-superior.

1. Sister Mary Veronica Morrin photo in modified habit; 2. Faculty photo, TMLA Biology Dept., 1965; 3. St. Joseph Novitiate, Brentwood, 1951 [front row, right side, at the end]; 4. Sisters Mary Morrin, Anna Mildred Desiderio and Mary Helenita White, Thanksgiving in St. Joseph’s Convent, Brentwood.

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Today we celebrate Sister Saint William McMahon who is celebrating her 70th Jubilee.

St. William was a welcoming presence at St. Michael’s, Flushing for over 35 years. Willie has a quiet, calm and pleasant demeanor.  She is gracious and kind to everyone.  As school secretary at St. Michael’s, Willie knew every student.  She was always active and quick to get things done from opening school in the morning to bidding farewell to the students as they left for home at day’s end.

Sister Saint William McMahon in modified habit; Sisters visiting the barn, St. Joseph Novitiate [third from the left]; Faculty, St. Robert Bellarmine School, Bayside, 1955 [seated, first Sister on left]; Sister Saint William at St. Michael’s, Flushing, 2008.


Today we are celebrating Sister Mary McConnell who is celebrating her 70th Jubilee.

In her early years Mary ministered in several of our high schools and was a model of professional excellence.  Her contributions to parents and students were appreciated   by all who were touched by her.  Mary’s deep faith and prayerful presence lead many people to seek her out as a spiritual director.  She is patient, insightful and understanding.  Her commitment to non-violence challenges us to Gospel witness.

Photos of Sister Mary McConnell: 1. Her faculty photo from TMLA 1968 yearbook. 2. S. Mary Louis [Mary] teaching Math, TMLA, 1968. 3. Faculty of St. Angela Hall Academy HS, 1979-1980 [S. Mary is seated in front row, third one in from the right]. 4. ASJ Class of 1942 Reunion Day, June 1991, ASJ Class of 1942 Reunion Day, June 1991. pictured, from left S. John Baptist Hull, CSJ, S. Mary McConnell, CSJ, Rev. James McConnell, and Anita McConnell Lang.


Today we celebrate Sister Helen Marie Lieberth who is celebrating her 70th Jubiliee.

A woman with a youthful and generous spirit, Helen is always ready to share her gifts with others.  Her very presence is one of compassionate healing.  Helen is creative and   always forward thinking.

Photos of S. Helen Marie Lieberth:

Sisters at St. Brendan’s Convent, Brooklyn, 1955 [S. Helen is in the middle row, sixth sister from the left]; Faculty at St. Athanasius School, Brooklyn, 1969-1970. Sister Helen was Principal [sitting in the middle, bottom row]; Sisters Edna McKeever and Helen Lieberth, on boardwalk in Rockaway Park, June 2009.


Today we celebrate Sister Mary Carmelina Lally who is celebrating her 70th Jubilee.

Carmelina can be described as the scriptural Valiant Woman.  In her kindness she lifts up the needs of the infirm as a faithful volunteer at Maria Regina. She has been an integral part of Sacred Heart Parish, North Merrick for the past 14 years. Her mantra is “please never hesitate if I may be of assistance, I live right across the street!”  Carmie has a smile and a good word for everyone.

Photo 1: Sister Mary Carmelina Lally: Sister in modified habit. Photo 2. Novices at Recreation, St. Joseph Novitiate, Brentwood, 1951 [Sister at table, right side]. Photo 3. Faculty at St. John the Evangelist School, Brooklyn, 1955 [top row, fourth from left]. Photo 4: Sister Carmelina with her 5th grade class, St. Augustine School, Brooklyn, March 1977.

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Today we celebrate Sister Antoinette Marie Keyes who is celebrating her 70th Jubilee.

A woman of faith and service, Antoinette loves her family and friends and the children she taught with patience, kindness and love.  The hospitality of the Sisters of St. Joseph is evident in her life and she instilled this in her students by example, enabling them to help and share with one another.   In the summer her greatest joy was going on relief and vacation with her friends to Hampton Bays.

1. Antoinette Marie Keyes: Sister in modified habit. 2. Sisters in Tray Room, Infirmary, St. Joseph Convent, Brentwood, 1951 [sister is on the left]. 3. Immaculate Conception of BVM, Brooklyn, CSJs on Faculty, 1973 [fifth from left].


Today we celebrate Sister Joan Ann Dolan who is celebrating her 70th Jubilee.

Always ready to assist, quick to laugh, deeply spiritual and a voice of sanity when that was needed.  Joan is a gentle, compassionate and faithful friend with a wonderful sense of humor and a twinkle in her eye.  Her strength when faced with challenges, her deep sense of prayer, love and devotion to friends and family are inspiring.  She continues to face Life’s challenges today, still with that wonderful sense of humor.

Photos 1: Joan Ann Dolan: Sister in modified habit. Photo 2: Baking in Nazareth Cottage, St. Joseph Novitiate, Brentwood, 1951 [third from left]. Photo 3: St. Michael’s School, Flushing, 1955 [front row, fourth from left]. Photo 4: Bishop Kearney HS Religion Dept.,1969.


Today we celebrate Sister Joan Ann Dillon who is celebrating her 70th Jubilee.

Joan can be characterized as a woman of the CSJ Community.  Her selfless giving and energy have no bounds.  Her faithfulness and dedication to the Bishop Kearney community began on her first day over thirty years ago and extended to its last days.  Joan has also given countless hours of service to the Hamptons – Retreats, Vacations, Meetings.

Photo 1. S. Joan Ann Dillon: St. Augustine School Faculty, Park Slope, 1955 (back row, last one on right).  Photo 2. St. Joseph’s HS, Brooklyn, Math Dept., 1984. Photo 3. Portrait of S. Joan Ann Dillon (no date).


Today we celebrate Sister Rosemarie De Lauro who is celebrating her 70th Jubilee.

Behind the quirky sense of humor, Rosemarie has always been a delightful, spirited and down to earth teacher.  Her faithfulness and quick wit have enriched so many of our lives.  Thank you, Rosemarie, for making us laugh so often.

Photos – 1. Rosemarie DeLauro in modified habit 2. St John the Evangelist School Faculty, 1955 3. St. Joseph Novitiate Library, Brentwood, 1952 [seated in middle].


Today we celebrate Sister Dorothy A. Delaney who is celebrating her 70th Jubilee.

Dorothy exhibits a deep spirituality and possesses a dry wit.  She is, to this day, always interested in what is going on in the congregation.  Blessed with a mathematical mind, Dorothy has used her talents throughout her many ministries including those in Puerto Rico and in Congregational Finances.

Photos of Sister Dorothy Delaney from left to right clockwise: PR May 1964, Sister Dorothy is second in from the left; St. James Pro-Cathedral Convent, Brooklyn 1957-1958, Sister Dorothy is top row, third from left; San Jose Convent, Ponce, PR, Doctrina, 1967; Sisters in San Jose Convent, Ponce, PR, Sister Dorothy is second from right.


Today we celebrate Sister Evelyn Cutajar who is celebrating her 70th Jubilee.

Upon meeting Evelyn, one becomes quickly aware of a devout religious who is wholeheartedly committed to her God, her congregation, her family and the people whom she serves.  She expresses with pride the ties she has with her parents’ homeland   . . .Malta, as she shares its history, its customs, its traditions and all that has shaped her quiet, peaceful and gentle nature . . .qualities which draw many people to her.

S. Evelyn Cutajar: modified habit; P1877, Novitiate, Sisters in Tray Room, Infirmary, St. Joseph Convent; c. 1951, S. Evelyn on the right; ASJ Elementary.



Today we celebrate Sister Stella Catherine Auricchio who is celebrating her 70th Jubilee.

Considered a beacon of community life at its best, Stella has always been warm, generous, humorous and a pillar of strength. One of the first full time campus ministers at Bishop Kearney HS, her calm demeanor and her ability to relate to the girls made her a valued member of the faculty.  Thank you always for your gentle wisdom, kindness and patience.

In 2015, Sister Stella reflected on a life of teaching, family for the National Catholic Reporter. The article can be found here.

Photo 1: S. Stella Catherine Auricchio at O.L. of Lourdes School, Brooklyn, Class 1b-2A, 1953-1954. Photo 2: St. Brendan’s HS, Teacher, Religion, 1978.


Today we celebrate Sister Patricia Maris Tully who is celebrating her 75th Jubilee.

A woman of practical wisdom, great generosity and kindness toward all, Pat is regarded as a gracious, caring and faithful friend.  She was a gifted teacher.  Whether at the elementary or high school level, the students loved her. In the Business Department at Bishop Kearney, she was knowledgeable and reliable and her expertise was always valued.

Photo 1: Sister Patricia Maris
Photo 2: Bishop Mugavero’s first Episcopal visit to St. Clare’s, Rosedale, 1968; S. Patricia Maris is kneeling in the front row, fourth from left.
Photos 4 and 5: Sister Patricia Maris at Bishop Kearney High School.



Today we celebrate Sister Joanna Ohlandt who is celebrating her 75th Jubilee.

Because of her intelligence and down to earth insights Joanna always sees the BIG picture. She truly embodies the qualities for which we all strive.  She shared her deep love of God with the people of Puerto Rico for many years.

Photo 1: S. Joanna Ohlandt with S. Joan de Lourdes Leonard in Colombia, South America, January 1981. Photo 2: Sister Clara Santoro with her Council, 1986; S. Joanna is on the far right. Photo 3: S. Joanna Ohlandt, Councilor, 1986.


Today we celebrate Sister Mary Jacqueline McDermott who is celebrating her 80th Jubilee.

Along with five other sisters, Jacqueline was among the first CSJs to graduate from St. Francis College.  Jacqueline was a Pioneer at St. Anne’s, Brentwood. While a 7th Grade teacher there, Jacqueline saw the classes grow from one on each grade level to three of every grade.  She enjoyed traveling with her friends and also with her close family.  Even now, she maintains her interest in travel, but now it is VIRTUAL.

Photo 1: Juniorate, Class of June 1940, S. Mary Jacqueline is in the second row, first one on the left.

Photo 2: St. Ann’s, Flushing, S. Mary Jacqueline is in the back row, last one on the right.

Sister Mary Jacqueline is pictured here in Sacred Heart Chapel at her 75th Jubilee (back row middle).




9/10/20 – Today we celebrate Sister James Annette McAuley who is celebrating her 80th Jubilee.

James Annette’s joyful spirit always brings smiles to those in her presence. She is not defined by her limitations but rises above them to show concern for others.  James makes people laugh and feel happier. She has always been able to embrace change with an inclusive attitude.

Sister James Annette is seen here (back row third from left) celebrating her 75th Jubilee.