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Profiles of Sisters of Charity

A Conversation with Sister Dorothy Emanuel

A Conversation with Sister Dorothy Emanuel

By Charlotte Raftery, SC Sister Dorothy welcomed me warmly to sit with her in her room at Kittay Senior Apartments, acutely aware that we were going to share in a bit of her experience of being a Sister of Charity. When at one point in the sharing Sister Dorothy said...

A Special Christmas Gift

A Special Christmas Gift

Sister Mary Caulfield, a Sister of Charity since 1949, lives at Kittay House in the Bronx. With the help of Sister Arleen Ketchum, Sister Mary created a little Christmas joy for the twenty-two Sisters in the Kittay community by purchasing stockings for them. Together...

Getting to Know You: Sister Mary Adele Henze, SC

Getting to Know You: Sister Mary Adele Henze, SC

By Lorraine Cooper, SC Once an educator and director of religious education (DRE), always an educator and DRE—a perfect portrayal of Sister Mary Adele Henzes’ life as a Sister of Charity. Even after retirement, her mind and heart are immersed in the changing plight of...

Getting to Know You: Sister Mary Kieran Mulligan, SC

Getting to Know You: Sister Mary Kieran Mulligan, SC

By Lorraine Cooper, SC Sister Mary Kieran’s motto was provided by her father and remains with her today in word and action. The words are from an old African-American spiritual: “If I can help somebody…my living will not be in vain.” The Vincentian spirit was...

Conversations with Melissa Fogarty Perez

Conversations with Melissa Fogarty Perez

By Charlotte Raftery, SC How did I come to be in ministry with the Sisters at Mary the Queen, and now with the Sisters in Schervier and St. Patrick’s Home? You might say God called me when I saw the advertisement for the job at Mary the Queen, and Sister Kathleen...

Seton Village Welcomes Retired Sisters for Luncheon

On June 7, almost ninety retired Sisters were welcomed by the Sisters living and working in the Nanuet area to a day of food and friendship at Seton Village in Rockland County. Sisters gathered included those from Seton Village, St. Patrick Villa, St. Agatha, Kittay...

Getting To Know You: Sister Margaret Smith, SC

Getting To Know You: Sister Margaret Smith, SC

By Barbara Srozenski, SC Sister Margaret Smith has been a Sister of Charity for sixty-five years and characterizes herself as a happy person who always wants to make others happy. She states that her life has had its ups and downs, challenges and successes, and has...

Getting to Know You: Sister Gloria De Arteaga, SC

Getting to Know You: Sister Gloria De Arteaga, SC

By Lorraine Cooper, SC Before or after entering the Sisters of Charity, Sister Gloria never dreamed of being a missionary, or even of living outside the New York area. Up until that point, her ministry included teaching high school math in New York and she lived in...

Getting to Know You: Sister Winifred Goddard, SC

Getting to Know You: Sister Winifred Goddard, SC

By Barbara Srozenski, SC Sister Winifred has been carrying on the mission of the Sisters of Charity for over sixty-six years. She reflected that she has always experienced that mission as “Being Sent” by God. And faith in that all-provident God has sustained her...