Written on: April 4, 2016
Sister Pierrette Remillard (Sister Marie Jerome) is from Peru— not the South American country but Peru, New York. She left a loving household and nine siblings to become a Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart. As a nursing sister, she was aware that her presence in the operating room at A. Barton Hepburn Hospital, now Claxton- Hepburn Medical Center, made a difference in the lives of many. She was missioned to Kodiak, Alaska, where she fell in love with that starkly beautiful place and its people. Later, Atlanta stole her heart during her years there. Though retired and living at Holy Redeemer Lafayette she continues to be of service to many, knowing that in some way she brightens their day.
As I reflect on these past 60 years, this celebration brings into focus what has been the story of my life. At an early age I knew that someday I would enter religious life. As the years progressed I came to know that was indeed where I was being led. My primary desire was always to do what God was asking of me. I wanted to deepen my relationship with God and from that deepening came the desire to serve. My time as a Grey Nun provided both of these. I am grateful to have had many years as a Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart during which I have had countless occasions to serve God’s people. I have served in each of our Grey Nun hospitals, Catholic Social Services and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, and at the Motherhouse in ministry to our elderly sisters. Each ministry offered gifts to me and helped me to grow personally, professionally and spiritually. I have learned much and deepened in my relationship with God over these years. I am grateful for the support of my family and the opportunities afforded me by the Grey Nuns.
Read Sister Pierrette’s Memories of Ministry click here