Sister Jacqueline Aceto: A Profile

Sister Jacqueline Aceto: A Profile

(The remarks of this interviewer are in italics.) (“Yes, I attended a Catholic high school in South Boston, Massachusetts but it was not an SCN staffed school. I did not know any SCNs then.” These words of Sister Jackie, as we call Sister Jacqueline Lucy Aceto, show...
Sister Edna Fabre: A Profile

Sister Edna Fabre: A Profile

Edna Victoria Fabre was born on April 28, 1937, in Yauco, Puerto Rico. Her parents were Antonio Fabre and Leonor Rodriguez. Her brother, Jose Antonio was ten months younger than she. Edna’s mother died when she was ten months old. She and her brother were raised by...
Sister Mary Anne Burkardt: A Profile

Sister Mary Anne Burkardt: A Profile

(The remarks of the interviewer are in italics. Sister is referred to by both her baptismal name ‘Mary Anne’ and her religious name ‘Marianna’ in this story.) Robert Burkardt (Bob) and Blanche Rose Hoff (Blanche) celebrated their marriage in St. Anthony Parish on the...
Remembering Sister Mary Jude Howard: A Living Presence

Remembering Sister Mary Jude Howard: A Living Presence

Gentle and loving, Sister Mary Jude (Henrietta) Howard is more than a memory. She is a living presence, still with us like a mother as she rests in peace at the cemetery in Mokama. With gratitude we remember Sister Mary Jude for her forty-one long years of simple and...
Remembering Sister Rose Kochithara

Remembering Sister Rose Kochithara

Wounded yet Chosen, Rose Kochithara, SCN Bared All in Total Self-Emptying I thank my Creator God in whose holiness I was conceived, who chose me even before the world was made, made hidden plans for me! Sister Rose Kochithara is fondly remembered for her modern art...
Sister Mary Serra Goethals: A Profile

Sister Mary Serra Goethals: A Profile

(Sister Mary Serra and I agreed that we would collaborate on her blessed life story. I would listen, write a draft and she would rewrite or change in whatever way was agreeable to her. Her life has taken many interesting turns from a loving happy family in Illinois,...
Remembering Sister Patricia Marie Hill

Remembering Sister Patricia Marie Hill

Sister Pat speaks fondly of her parents, Sylvester Hill and Elizabeth Meyers Hill. Her mother was born in Paducah, Kentucky, and later, the family moved to Louisville. Her father was born in the West End of Louisville. Sylvester and Elizabeth were both members of the...
Sister Sarah Ferriell: A Profile

Sister Sarah Ferriell: A Profile

According to my mother, I was born on a very hot August 1, 1941, at St. Joseph Infirmary, Louisville Kentucky. All she wanted was a fan and a box of chocolates. She got them both. Mother Anna Mae Greenwood and father Louis Ferriell were very happy with a second...
Remembering Sister Sunanda Urumpil

Remembering Sister Sunanda Urumpil

One who Abides in God’s Love Love is for sharing, and it did not take away the pain, but in this suffering there is joy. This is what Sunanda always believed and she found her joy in being poor with the poor till her very end. She laid down her life in radical...
Sister Teresa Carrico

Sister Teresa Carrico

(Sister Paschal Maria Fernicola was baptized Theresa and, after entering the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, had a lifelong interest in the story of the first SCN, Teresa Carrico. Sister Paschal, as we lovingly call her, did the research and shared the writing of this...
Sister Philomina Bading: A Profile

Sister Philomina Bading: A Profile

Coming from a humble family in a remote village, Karanj Toli, my father, Elizar Bading had two children from his first marriage. After his first wife and a daughter died, he married my mother, Magdalene Hobo. From that marriage, we were two, my brother and I. My own...
Sister Cornelia Ekka: A Profile

Sister Cornelia Ekka: A Profile

Family I, Cornelia Ekka, was born on September 16, 1949, to Francis Ekka and Cecilia Tirkey in Lodhma village, Ghianabahar parish, Kunkuri, Jaspur district in Chhattisgarh. We five children in the order of birth are Magdali, Jacob, Cornelia, Rumula and Linus. My...
Sister Maggie Cooper: A Profile

Sister Maggie Cooper: A Profile

As I tell my story, I am overwhelmed and humbled by the presence of God working through my whole life, leading and blessing me through the experience of family, SCN Community and wonderful mission experiences! It is like a beautiful tapestry. I was born in Owensboro,...
Sister Ann George Mukalel: A Profile

Sister Ann George Mukalel: A Profile

…He (God) Comes, Comes, Ever Comes Have you not heard His (God’s) silent steps? He (God) comes, comes, ever comes. Every moment and every age, every day and every night he comes, comes, ever comes. Many a song have I sung in many a mood of mind, but all their notes...
Sister Janice Rathappillil: A Profile

Sister Janice Rathappillil: A Profile

My name is Brigit Scaria Rathappillil, and I am the fourth child in my family. I was born on May 26, 1949, in a traditional Catholic family in Kalloorkad village and parish of Kothamangalam Diocese, Ernakulam district in Kerala. My father, Scaria Rathappillil and...
Sister Vandana Velleringatt: A Profile

Sister Vandana Velleringatt: A Profile

I was born, on the 30th of March 1946, to the late Mr. Mathew Velleringatt and Mrs. Aleykutty Elavumkal. My father married twice, and in his first marriage he had three children. They were, in order,: Devasia, Michael, Mariakutty, (Sister Gemma, Our Lady of Fatima) In...
Sister Teresa Madassery: A Profile

Sister Teresa Madassery: A Profile

Born on March 19, 1949, I, Kutty (Teresa Madassery) am the eldest daughter of Ouseph (Pappu) and Annamma Madassery. We belong to St. Mary’s parish in Mookkannoor, Ernakulam district in Kerala. My father was the eldest of seven children, five sisters and a brother. We...
Remembering Sister Rose Eleanor Perry

Remembering Sister Rose Eleanor Perry

Sister Rose Eleanor Perry, SCN, Reflects on Her Life Sister Rose Eleanor wrote the following in response to questions on application forms for Clinical-pastoral Education and Chaplaincy, in 1977 and 1987. She gave me these papers a few days before she died. I have...