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Sister JoAnn Bonauro

Her ministry began as a teacher at St. Patrick’s School, Brooklyn, and Our Lady of the Angelus Catholic Academy, Rego Park, NY. Sister JoAnn’s ministry continued at St. Aidan’s Parish. Williston Park, NY in various capacities including Religious Education Director, Director of Faith Formation and Director of Family Ministry & Evangelization. She was the Pastoral Associate at Our Lady of Peace Parish, Brooklyn and St. William the Abbot Parish, Seaford, NY. She devoted her skills, time and love to several diocesan and congregation committees including Saint Finbar Church where she gave joyful witness to love through her charism of charity.

2023-04-05T13:30:01+00:00By |3 Comments

Sister Margaret White (Margaret Pauline)

Sister Margaret (Peggy) was missioned in both the Canada and the United States throughout her time in ministry. She was, first and foremost, an educator and loved teaching grades three through eight, beginning at Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Staten Island, New York and Holy Savior School in Westmont, New Jersey. Sister Margaret was then missioned to Saint Agnes School, New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Sainte Foy School in Quebec and Saint Theresa School in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her last formal teaching assignment was Saint Francis of Assisi School in Medford, MA. Sister Peggy spent several years at Immaculate Conception Convent in Winchester, MA before retiring to Marillac Residence at Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley, MA.

2023-04-05T13:34:41+00:00By |0 Comments

Sister Maureen O’Neill

Sister Maureen obtained her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University and her Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University.  Sister Maureen began her ministry teaching elementary education in New Jersey and then in Halifax at St. Joseph’s and St. Catherine’s. With a background in bookkeeping Sister Maureen was missioned to work in the Business Office at the Halifax Infirmary Hospital. Finding her gift in business, Sister Maureen returned to university and obtained Bachelor of Commerce degree 1974.  She joined the Business faculty at the Dartmouth Regional Vocational School and then the Community College of NS at the Ackerley Campus where she taught for 21 years. Sister Maureen was a lifelong learner returning to the classroom as a student throughout her life. As a mature student, she studied at Kisemanito Centre in Alberta, St. Paul’s University in Ottawa, and the Galilee Mission, Ontario. She obtained her Diploma in Theology and Ministry from the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax. Sister Maureen also worked in Administration with the Sisters of Charity and in Parish Ministry.

2023-03-30T19:52:52+00:00By |0 Comments

Women Working Together

As you read the articles in this month’s Charity Alive we hope that these will just be the beginning  of sharing your own experiences of this gift of love revealed in community.

2023-03-07T13:35:56+00:00By |Comments Off on Women Working Together

Collaboration is the Answer, Within and Without

Vancouver Collective against Sexual Exploitation is a non-partisan group of diverse individuals and organizations united as a single voice to end all forms of sexual exploitation.

2023-07-05T12:42:22+00:00By |Comments Off on Collaboration is the Answer, Within and Without


When looked at from a global perspective, remedies seem daunting. Yet, when focused on individual choices, small things do make a difference.  Sustainability calls each of us to think globally but act very locally.

2023-03-06T14:19:03+00:00By |Comments Off on Sustainability

From the Archives — Sisters helping Sisters

In sharing the history of the congregation, the ministries in education, orphanages, and social services are often highlighted. In this article, I wanted to share ministries within the congregation – Sisters helping Sisters.  

2023-03-03T14:36:46+00:00By |Comments Off on From the Archives — Sisters helping Sisters

Sister Theresa Burbridge (Mary Paula)

Born February 19, 1925, Theresa entered the Sisters of Charity at Mount Saint Vincent, Halifax in 1945. She entered from her family’s parish in Bathurst, Sacred Heart, and shared life with the Sisters for over 77 years. She earned a BSc in Home Economics from Mount Saint Vincent University and spent her ministry in food sciences as a registered dietitian across Canada including Immaculata Hospital, Westlock, AB, the Halifax Infirmary, NS, and St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sydney, NS. She taught home economics at the Mount Carmel Convent, New Waterford, NS, and at Saint Patrick Convent, Quebec, PQ.

2023-02-27T18:32:21+00:00By |0 Comments

Bringing light into darkness

The soft darkness of winter night helps us to recall our communal gatherings, our contemplative prayer, our care for each other.

2022-12-13T19:38:44+00:00By |Comments Off on Bringing light into darkness
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