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Sister Noreen Trainor (Francis Paula)

Sister Noreen attended Mount Saint Vincent University, receiving her B.SC. in Elementary Education in 1962 and her B.A. in 1969. Sister Noreen was in active ministry for 70 years. She taught school for thirty-six years, beginning in Yarmouth NS, then to Dorchester and Andover Massachusetts; before returning to NS to teach in Halifax, Dartmouth, Terrence Bay and Shad Bay. After retiring from teaching in 1985, Sister Noreen continued serving God for an additional thirty-four years in congregational, parish and hospital ministries. Her ministries included Parish Assistant at Star of Sea Parish, Financial Assistant at the Sisters of Charity PAX House, and Pastoral Ministry for the elderly and the sick at the Samuel Prince Manor and the Victoria General Hospital. For years at Saint Stephen’s Convent she gave generously of her time caring for the communities of Sisters and overseeing daily operations of their home.

2024-04-15T20:41:37+00:00By |2 Comments

Sister Mary Harrington (Edward Josephine)

Sister Mary's primary ministry was education as a gifted teacher of elementary school children. She spread her "sunshine" in classrooms for 45 years at Our Lady of Angels School, Brooklyn, NY, Saint Patrick School, Roxbury, MA, Saint Perer School, Lowell, MA, Academy of the Assumption, Wellesley, MA, Saint Peter School, Dorchester, MA, Saint Michael School, North Andover, MA, Saint Francis of Assisi School, Manchester, NH and Saint Paul School, Wellesley, MA. Along the way, at each of these missions, Mary additionally taught Religious Education classes, managed school supplies and served as treasurer in several local communities. After leaving the classroom, Sister Mary served in Congregational ministry as Provincial Secretary of the former Boston Province and then as part-time receptionist at Sacred Hearts Parish, Malden, MA.

2024-04-15T20:43:43+00:00By |1 Comment

Sister Barbara Kelly (Barbara Marie)

Sister Barbara's primary ministry was education, but her many and varied gifts led her to embrace other pathways as well. She began teaching at Saint Nicholas of Tolentine School in Jamaica, New York and moved from there to Holy Savior School in Westmont, NJ, then to Sacred Heart School in Riverton, NJ. Having earned a Master's degree in Spanish, Sister Barbara returned to Boston and taught Spanish, English and Religious Studies, at the Academy of the Assumption, Wellesley, MA and Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School in Dorchester, MA. Then pursuing studies in the secretarial and finance field, Sister Barbara served at Saint Patrick High School, Roxbury as Secretary and Vice Principal, then in the Payroll and Records Bureau at the Massachusetts State House, as an Administrative Assistant at the Carney Hospital and the Forsyth Dental School and as treasurer for the Jesuit Community at Weston College in Cambridge. She served in Congregational ministry as Provincial Secretary and then briefly, at Mother Caroline Academy and Saint Margaret Parish in Dorchester. Sister Barbara's last mission was at Holy Name Parish and School in West Roxbury.

2024-04-03T17:23:09+00:00By |1 Comment

Sister Mary Beth Moore Visits Water Projects

Following the approval in 2005 of the Corporate stance on Water, we (Sisters of Charity) made significant donations to water projects in Peru. In February 2024, Sister Mary Beth Moore is visiting the sites of the two projects we supported.

2024-03-07T15:10:36+00:00By |Comments Off on Sister Mary Beth Moore Visits Water Projects

Sister Glenna Lee Connors

Sister Glenna's primary focus was education, but her desire to fully embrace the mission of a Sister Charity, which is to make the love of God visible to others, led her is to embrace several pathways. She began teaching at the Oliver Junior High School, Lawrence, MA and from there, she taught at Saint Michael School, North Andover, MA and Saint Patrick School, Roxbury, MA, before serving as principal at Saint Margaret School, Dorchester, MA. She returned to the classroom at Monsignor Ryan High School, Dorchester, MA. Moving away from the classroom for a time, Sister Glenna served as Pastoral Associate at Saint Philip Neri Parish, Waban, MA and at Atlantic Fund Raising, Needham, MA. She taught music briefly at Saint Francis of Assisi School, Medford, MA and returned to parish service as Pastoral Associate at Saint John-Saint Hugh, Dorchester, MA and later, at Saint Peter School and Parish, Dorchester, MA., where she was engaged in Music Ministry. For the past sixteen years, Sister Glenna was involved in Spiritual Direction at her parish, Immaculate Conception in Weymouth, MA.

2024-02-06T17:44:46+00:00By |1 Comment

Sister Dorothy Hamilton (Grace Paula)

Sister Dorothy's primary ministry was teaching. At the elementary level, she taught at Saint Peter School and Saint Kevin School in Dorchester, MA, and later at Saint Francis of Assisi School in Medford, MA. She was missioned to Bishop Reilly High School in Fresh Meadows, New York, where she taught math for eight years before returning to teach math at the former Elizabeth Seton High School in Wellesley, MA. In addition, she provided tutoring services for the town of Wellesley and at the Babson Institute. She served as teacher at Mass Bay Community College and was a facilitator in the Learning Lab there. Sister Dorothy's skills were not limited to the classroom. She was a bookkeeper for the town of Wellesley and two dental practices. In her later years, she was drawn to ministry to the elderly and pursued studies in this area from Andover Newton School of Theology and the University of Massachusetts, Boston, acquiring certification in Gerontology.

2024-01-29T15:55:48+00:00By |0 Comments
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