GNSHappenings- January 2020

Written on: January 31, 2020

Holy Redeemer Lafayette

The monthly meeting of Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart at Holy Redeemer Lafayette was held on Saturday, January 25th. Six Grey Nun volunteers led small group discussions or faith sharing on topics as diverse as Making Meaning of Life Events and Matthew’s parables.

Holy Redeemer Lafayette residents, though disappointed that neither the Eagles (Fly, Eagles, Fly!), nor the Buffalo Bills, nor the NE Patriots, nor other varied favorites will be in the Super Bowl, can participate in a Super Bowl contest and heighten the excitement of the game on February 2nd.

Tremont Plaza Sisters

Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart living at Tremont Plaza are organizing a Meet Neighbors and Eat Desserts night on February 12, 2020. This will be the second evening of its kind at the Plaza. The evening gives the Plaza Social Club members, many of whom have become good friends to our Sisters, and others a chance to converse informally over sweets and treats with the Grey Nuns, who now number 17 at “the Plaza.”

St. Marguerite’s Pantry

Pantry Day also included some warm items for winter. Jackets were donated by the Knights of Columbus and a new friend, Natalie, brought hats, gloves, scarves and socks she had collected.

Not only was it a delight to welcome this person who traveled from Danville, PA, but we were graced with her generosity. Although the weather on January 18 was frightful with snow, rain and ice, Natalie brought a (very timely) ray of sunshine to the Pantry Day!


Sr. Diane Bardol  provides a prayer service once a month for the residents of Artis where 3 of our Sisters live. This month, Sr. Jean Liston led the prayer service which focused on the love God has for each of us. The format included reflections by children about what God’s love is, the sharing of hearts and listening to Andrea Bocelli’s The Our Father (click to listen)

Thank You!

Dear Sisters, Associates, and ALL,

Thanks to each one of you from the bottom of my heart for your concern and prayer. I appreciate all the cards, too. Love, Sr. Anne (Boyer)

Buffalo Area

Buffalo Area Grey Nuns and Associates gathered at Sacred Heart Center on December 30 to celebrate the holidays with prayer and a delicious luncheon. Thank you to Sisters Sheila Stone and Donna Lord for your warm hospitality.

Sr. Nancy Kaczmarek, Vickie Christopher, Sr. Barb Harrington, Paula Zinzola, and Sr. Karen Marie Voltz.

Sr. Sheila, Sr. Donna, Al Killian, Mary Jane Key,
Sr. Jean O’Shaunecy, Miriam, Joan Almendinger


Happy Birthday and Feast Day to our Sisters who will celebrate their special day in February:

Sr. Pierrette Remillard (4); Sr. Bernadette Marie Lalonde (11-FD);  Sr. Mary Finnick (12); Sr. Kathryn Healy (17); Sr. Mary Joan Elias (23); Sr. Loretta Wundrok (25); Sr. Diane Bardol (28) and Sr. Jacqueline Weigle (29)-Happy Leap Year! 

May the year ahead hold many blessings for each of you!

Just prior to publication we received news that Sr. Mary Sue Thomas had died. Her 92nd birthday would have been celebrated on February 5.

One thought on “GNSHappenings- January 2020

  1. Maureen Gorman says:

    Happy February,
    It is the month of my birthday; one I shared with my cousin, our Nickie, Sister Teresa Donnelly. Please remember her with a prayer as I’m sure she is remembering all.

    do hope you’re rooting for Andy Reid tomorrow now that the Eagles are resting till next year
    God Bless All
    Perhaps some of you may remember me. I certainly delight in my memories of so many of you. Your prayers for our family have carried us over many a hurdle. Thanks again & again
    maureen gorman

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