Category: Our 2021 Jubilarians

April 22, 2021

Sister Jean Scharf (Sister Mary of the Cross) Sixtieth Jubilee

As an eighth grader at St. Girard’s School in Buffalo, Sister Jean Scharf was unaware of the Grey Nuns of…


April 22, 2021

Sister Denise Roche (Sister Mary Vincent) Sixtieth Jubilee

Sister Denise Roche is a Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart with deep roots in the city of Buffalo. She…


April 22, 2021

Sister Kathleen Purser (Sister Ann Gerald) Sixtieth Jubilee

During the 1986 Olympics held in Atlanta, Georgia, Sister Kathleen was one of 35 people chosen for depiction on the…


April 22, 2021

Sister Dolores O’Dowd (Sister Dolores Ann) Sixtieth Jubilee

Like many of our sisters, Sister Dolores O’Dowd was taught by Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in Catholic elementary…


April 22, 2021

Sister Catherine McGady (Sister Joseph Veronica) Sixtieth Jubilee

Sister Catherine (Katie, as she is known) began life with her parents and her sister, Rosemary, in Philadelphia where she…


April 22, 2021

Sister Rita Margraff (Sister Rita Marie) Sixtieth Jubilee

Two cities share the locale for Sister Rita Margraff’s life journey: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Buffalo, New York. Born in Philadelphia,…


April 22, 2021

Sister Donna Lord (Sister Donna Joseph) Sixtieth Jubilee

Sister Donna remembers that when she was in first grade she raised her hand when sister asked, “How many girls…


April 22, 2021

Sister Rita Lewandowski (Sister Thomas More) Sixtieth Jubilee

Sister Rita was born in Buffalo, New York, where she shared family life with her parents and her brother, Richard….


April 22, 2021

Sister Mary Courts (Sister Joseph Mary) Sixtieth Jubilee

The Germantown area of Philadelphia, and Buffalo, on the shores of the Niagara River, have been the cities where Sister…


April 22, 2021

Sister Mary Lee Farrell (Sister John Michael) Sixtieth Jubilee

Sister Mary Lee Farrell has blessed the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart and those we serve with her astonishing…