Sister Mary Mulligan (Martin dePorres)- 70th Jubilee

Written on: May 10, 2022

Sister Mary Mulligan met the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart at Blessed Sacrament School in Jackson Heights New York. She knew in her heart even in grade school that she wanted to be a Sister.

Her ministry life has been comprised of three parts: educator, counselor, and social service coordinator. She received a B.S. in education at D’Youville College and an M.S. in education from St. Bonaventure in Olean, New York and ministered in elementary education for 20 years.

A change in ministry found her serving as a guidance counselor at St. John’s Residence and School for Boys in Jackson Heights and, after becoming credentialed as an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, she worked at the Flatbush Addiction Treatment Center. Later, she was Social Service Coordinator at Rosary House in Jackson Heights. She has served children, teens and adults and the elderly. Sister Mary lives and prays with her sister Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart at Holy Redeemer Lafayette and is grateful for her life as a Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart. She believes firmly that she was called to religious life.


“During these 70 years, the best things in my life are the people I love – family, friends, co-workers, students and clients, the places I’ve been – from 7500 West Avenue* to 8580 Verree Road**, and the memories I’ve made along the way.  God bless all, especially my Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart Community, fertile ground I stand among.”


  • Philadelphia Motherhouse of the Grey Nuns

**  Holy Redeemer Lafayette

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