Sister Rita Coumont first arrived to Peru nearly 48 years ago. The Sister of Charity of the Immaculate Conception came at a time of great change in the country, when the military was redistributing land. Her experiences in ministry are as diverse as the places, cultures and people she encountered.
Sister Judy Hayes never wanted to be anything but a teacher. With only a few hours’ advance notice, she began her first teaching assignment as a young Sister of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) in 1961. She’s been at it – and loving it – ever since. “I’m where God wants
Sister Beth Marie Ruder, DC, ministers in East St. Louis, Illinois at the John de Shields Public Housing after-school site. Pictured here giving cooking lessons, Sister Beth Marie is the Local Community Superior at the Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise’s Marian Residence in Belleville, Illinois. She has served
In this year of action and awareness-raising for Pope Francis’ Share the Journey campaign, Sister of Charity Juana Mendez stands as an example of an open mind and heart to the migrant. A native of Puerto Rico, S. Juana says she “knows what it’s like to move to this unknown
It’s safe to say that no other Sister of Charity has a resumé quite like Sister Inez Mela: elementary and high school teacher, principal, college professor of Italian – and dollhouse maker! Over the years, Sister Inez has carefully built and meticulously furnished several dollhouses since the first one she
Sister Hyeon Lee — Supporting Life in Progress for Seniors Elizabeth Seton Center, an apostolic work of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, is grounded in the tradition of human service handed on by Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. Seton Center’s intergenerational programs are based
“Courage, Hope, Change, Journey … Toward Boundless Charity.” These words appear below a picture of a nautilus as the chosen symbol of the 2015 General Assembly of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. The words are also a fitting subtitle for a story about Sister Peggy Nulty. Sister Peggy
In Metsimotlhabe, a village north of the capital of Gaborone, Botswana, Sisters Sunila Erumangalathu and Vinaya Chalil administer a one-of-kind hospice for the sick called Pabalelong. It means a place of love and care. Counseling, physical, spiritual, respite, and terminal care are what the hospice provides. A short walk from
Story written by Laura Booth, Times & Transcript At 44 years old, Céline Belliveau is the youngest nun in the Moncton sisterhood of Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur. She has a masters degree in social work, likes to swim and play volleyball and sings with a choir, but no, she doesn’t own a habit.
Sister Michael Delores Allegri adores children. It’s no wonder, then, that she’s surrounded herself with children of all ages her entire adult life. Sister Michael Delores’ career began in 1965 when she first taught high school. She continued in secondary education for 20 years. She left teaching, but felt she