Our Sisters

Profiles of Sisters of Charity

Getting to Know You: Sister Grace Henke, SC

By Barbara Srozenski, SC Sister Grace Henke has been a Sister of Charity for over sixty-five years. She attended Catholic schools in the Bronx and Manhattan, which is where she first met the Sisters of Charity. Their example of kindness, prayerfulness, and service led...

Getting to know you: Sister Patricia Mulryan, SC

 By Kathleen Byrnes, SC Sister Patricia Maureen Mulryan, SC, affectionately called Sr. Pat, speaks of the many surprises in her community life surrounding ministry assignments, which she never really sought but usually just appeared at her doorstep. These...

Getting to Know You: Sister Patricia Padden, SC

Sisters of Charity Celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week   By Lorraine Cooper, SC   From her earliest days as a Sister of Charity, Sr. Patricia always put charity first. If someone needed help, she reached out—even if it got her into difficulties. Her...

Getting to Know You: Sister Miriam Anne Brennan, SC

Sisters of Charity Celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week   By Lorraine Cooper, SC Sister Miriam Anne happily began her ministry as a Sister of Charity as a third-grade teacher at St. Paul’s School in Brooklyn. In 1944 she was sent to study nursing at the...

Getting to Know You: Sister Margaret McEntee, SC

Sisters of Charity Celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week   My name is Sister Margaret McEntee, but I’m called Peggy by family and friends. My religious name was Sister Marita James, which I requested in honor of my father and brother. I entered the Sisters of...

Getting to Know You: Sister Mary Edward Zipf, SC

By Lorraine Cooper, SC As a child, Sr. Mary Edward suffered several hardships. Her baby sister died eight days after she was born and her mother died a year later when she was only three. Sickness was a constant in her family, so fun and light-heartedness were a must....

Sisters in Ministry: Sister Florence Mallon, SC

By Carol De Angelo, SC   For the past four years, Sr. Florence Mallon, SC, has been Pastoral Associate for Special Ministries at St. Joseph Parish, Bronxville, NY. For fourteen previous years, St. Joseph’s Parish employed Sr. Florence as hospital chaplain at...

Conversations with Sister Theresa Gravino, SC

By Charlotte Raftery, SC I am so touched in my most important ministry right now by the gift and privilege of visiting my eighty-nine-year-old brother, Dom, at St. Joseph Nursing Home. He is such an example to me, so accepting of his situation. He never complains. I...