Written on: May 6, 2020
The fact that Sister Ann’s religious name was Sister Ann of the Sacred Heart indicates her great attraction to the congregational charism of devotion to the Sacred Heart. Sister Ann was born in Philadelphia and spent her high school years at Melrose Academy, a small private school, owned and staffed by the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart. For more than thirty five years of her ministry life, she was an elementary school teacher in schools in Jackson Heights, NY, Lowell, MA, and Atlanta, GA. She delighted in the beauty of Alaska and the warmth of the people when she taught at St. Mary’s School in Kodiak. She was both a teacher and a resource teacher at St. Raphael School in Yardville, NJ, before serving as the Congregational Secretary for five years and later for more than nine years as the Secretary to the General Administration of the Grey Nuns. Sister Ann along with many of her Grey Nuns friends has been a resident of Holy Redeemer Lafayette for almost five years. She enjoys many of the activities offered there and is always ready for a game of Bingo.
“I look forward to celebrating these sixty years as a Grey Nun. It has always been a blessing to share life and stories with others. I give thanks to our Lord who has always been a presence in my life and who walks with me daily.”