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Sister Francis Anita Kearns

Teaching was at the heart and soul of Sister Francis Anita's ministry as a Sister of Charity. She began her educational journey at Saint Sebastian School in Woodside, New York and for the next 54 years helped to shape the minds and hearts of countless numbers of young people in Canada and the United States. From New York, Sister Francis Anita was mission to Mount Carmen Elementary School in New Waterford, Nova Scotia and then to Saint Veronica School in Dorval, Quebec. Returning to her home state of Massachusetts in 1964, Sister Francis Anita taught at Saint Paul School in Wellesley and Saint Joseph School in Needham. Upon completing full-time teaching, for the next five years she served as the Coordinator of the then Assisted Living Program at Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley. From 2001 until her formal retirement, the need to care for her aging mother, her ailing brother, Albert and her sister, Helen was a call to which she responded with great courage, generosity and love. But Francis Anita was no one to shy away from additional ministry activity! During these years, she also volunteered in the Religious Education program at Saint Mary Parish in Randolph, MA.

2023-12-06T15:51:13+00:00By |0 Comments

Sister Mary Ellen Loar (Robert Bernadette)

Sister Mary Ellen’s ministry was multi-faceted. She began as a teacher at Saint Patrick Grammar School in Roxbury, MA where she also coached the girls’ high school basketball team. Shortly thereafter, she assumed the role of Coordinator of Formation and Assistant Director of Novices for the Sisters of Charity in Boston. Following this assignment, Sister Mary Ellen served as a high school teacher at Seton Hall High School in Patchogue, NY and as Project Director at Selden – Centereach Youth Association. During that time, she also served as a board member for the Sisters of Charity New York Province. In 1980 Sister Mary Ellen was elected to the General Council of the Sisters of Charity, Halifax, a position she held for eight years. After a sabbatical she began full-time study to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Work at Boston College and completed her active ministry at Boston City Hospital as a Medical Social Worker.

2023-11-01T17:33:39+00:00By |2 Comments

Sister Patricia Murphy (Maria Bernard)

She entered the Sisters of Charity in 1949 and professed her vows in 1952. Sister Pat was born with the heart of a teacher and for the first eighteen years of ministry taught primary school children at Saint Mary School in Canton, NY and Saint Peter School, Dorchester, MA. However, her passion was to serve in the field of Special Education. Earning a Master's degree in that field, Sister Pat served at Saint Mary School, Randolph, Saint Colletta School, Hanover, MA and Saint Colletta Day School, Braintree, MA. Her devotion to those with disabilities drew her to L'Arche, Irenicon in Haverhill, MA, an organization which serves adults with disabilities through homes in which people with and without disabilities share life together. Sister Pat ministered as Spiritual Coordinator there for 29 years. Completing her time at L'Arche, Sister Pat retired to Marillac Residence and later to Elizabeth Seton Residence at Mount Saint Vincent in Wellesley, where she continued to share her gentle and joyful spirit with everyone.

2023-10-08T23:22:29+00:00By |1 Comment

Sister Mary Palardy (William Jude)

She was a dedicated and creative educator who taught elementary and junior high students in St. Peter, Dorchester, MA; Mount St. Agnes Academy, Bermuda; Our Lady of Perpetual Help School; Vancouver, BC; Christ the King Junior High and Vanier Catholic Secondary School, Whitehorse, YT. After thirty-nine years serving as an educator, she re tired and moved to Halifax, NS, where she was involved in the ministry of hospitality at DePaul Centre. From 2006 until her death, Sister Mary worked as the SC Coordinator of the Heritage Room.

2023-10-11T14:09:49+00:00By |4 Comments

Charity Alive – August 2023

This issue of Charity Alive highlights some of the many of us who share their vocation as Sisters of Charity with family members. What a gift – for [...]

2023-08-16T17:56:03+00:00By |Comments Off on Charity Alive – August 2023

Sister William Noreen Reilly

She entered the Sisters of Charity in 1953 and ministered as a teacher in Saint Kevin and Saint Margaret Schools, Dorchester, MA, Saint Aidan School in Williston Park, NY and Saint Barnabas School and Parish, Long Island, NY. Sister William Noreen served in many administrative roles both as teacher and principal and was the founding principal of the Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Bellmore, NY. As a teacher her love of children was ever- present in her kindness, fairness and love. After retiring from education, she ministered in Saint Barnabas Parish as a Pastoral Associate, visiting local home-bound elders, the sick in hospitals and was involved with hospice care. Her devotion to the poor was outstanding and was evidenced by her constant commitment to the Saint Vincent dePaul Society. Sister William Noreen retired to Marillac Residence at Mount Saint Vincent in Wellesley in 2016 and with her upbeat spirit was always caring for the needs of others.

2023-08-25T13:29:07+00:00By |0 Comments

Sister Patricia Wilson

Sister Pat devoted her life to spiritual direction in pastoral and parochial ministry. Originally from Staten Island, New York, she entered the Congregation in 1967 at Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. Sister Pat was a Certified Christian Doctrine Instructor, and worked with the Diocese of Hamilton Bermuda and Saginaw, MI. She served much of her ministry in the United States, and later in Canada where she served her Congregation in Leadership as a Congregational Councillor, as Adult Formation Director, Seton Spirituality Centre, Terence Bay, and Chaplain for Caritas Residence, Halifax. A beautiful vocalist, she gave joyful witness to love with every breath and will be remembered with love.

2023-07-13T18:04:27+00:00By |4 Comments

Sister Ruth Kline (Mary Ethelreda)

Sister Ruth shared life with us for 84 years. Her ministry in education and pastoral care spanned six decades in Nova Scotia. As a teacher at St. Patrick, St. Catherine, St. Thomas Aquinas schools in Halifax, and Bedford Central, a beloved literacy tutor in Dartmouth, and the Chaplain of the IWK Children’s Hospital, Sister Ruth was very well known and loved in her local community. Sister Ruth was devoted to her parish, St. Pius, and acted as a parochial visitor to the Grace Maternity and Halifax Infirmary Hospitals to offer spiritual care.

2023-07-13T16:25:20+00:00By |0 Comments

Sister Anne Fahey (Leo Kevin)

Sister Anne shared life with us for 71 years and was a beloved educator in Nova Scotia and Massachusetts, who gave joyful witness to love. Sister Anne served her Congregation as Provincial Superior in Quincy, MA and as Provincial Treasurer in Boston, MA. She also served as Religious Education Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Halifax, as well as the Director of Formation in Halifax and as the Boston Office Treasurer for her Congregation.

2023-07-04T13:10:42+00:00By |1 Comment
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