Building Connections at Women’s Day of Reflection

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

September 20, 2022

Sister Anne Marie Oshea, Mary Joseph and Sister Ann Whittaker pose for a photo together during the Women’s Day of Reflection.

SCNs Ann Whittaker and Anne Marie Oshea recently facilitated a Women’s Day of Reflection in Haverhill, Mass. The theme was: “Celebrating the gifts of women! Honoring the light within.”

During this event, a woman named Mary Joseph of Brighton, Mass. approached the Sisters and asked if the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth were the same as the Sisters of Charity in Mokama. Mary Joseph was excited to learn they were of the same Congregation as she was a nursing student at Nazareth Hospital in Mokama.

Mary Joseph spent three days on the train from Kerala to get to Mokama. The Sisters are sending her a copy of Jyoti Thottam’s book, “Sisters of Mokama,” which they know she will love as it details the hospital’s history and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s introduction to India.

“What a small, small world! We are so connected!” Sister Anne Marie said of the encounter.


  1. Kirty

    O’sh & Ann, congrats, you are doing miracles in your life & Ministry & look so well.

  2. S. Rita Davis

    What a wonder-filled happenstance! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Linda Soltis

    How providential! Wishing you many blessings for all the light and love you pour into your ministry.

  4. Joel

    Ann and Ann Marie,
    I feel you are touching the Core of creation, woman and connecting the world in that womanly emrace which ultimately will heal the world.
    Wonderful coincidence to have met Mary Joseph!!

  5. S. Eleanor Martin

    How wonderful! I am so happy you were able to connect. What a small world!!

  6. Tess Browne

    Amazing grace. Ann and Anne Marie, Thank you. Your gifts and ministry continue to kindle the flame within women, and connect so many. This latest iteration is such a treasure joining our sisters & ministry in India and Mary Joseph here in our own Brighton, MA.


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