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Diocese Honors Sister-Jubilarians 2014

Religious Sisters from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens celebrated their anniversaries of religious life at a Jubilee Mass and dinner with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, May 7.

Sister Mary Terence Mullin, R.S.M. – 75th Anniversary

Sister Peggy Linahan, S.S.N.D. – 70th Anniversary

Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood: 50th Anniversaries

Mercy Sisters: 50th and 60th Anniversaries

Little Sisters of the Poor: 50th and 60th Anniversaries

Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville: 50th and 60th Anniversaries

Daughters of Wisdom: 50th and 60th Anniversaries

Ursuline Sister: 50th Anniversary and Sister of St. Joseph of Lyon: 25th Anniversary

Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood: 60th Anniversaries

Daughter of Charity: 50th Anniversary and Sister of Charity: 60th Anniversary


Photo Captions (in sequential order):

Bishop DiMarzio congratulates Mercy Sister Mary Terence Mullin on her 75th anniversary.

Bishop DiMarzio congratulates School Sister of Notre Dame Peggy Linahan on her 70th anniversary.

Bishop DiMarzio congratulates Sisters of St. Joseph celebrating their 50th anniversaries, from left, Sisters Roberta Margaret Oberle, Margaret Mary Buckley, Carol Anne Lessard, Teresa Fitzgerald, Mary Walsh, Stella Slonski, Rose Miriam Pelletier and Rosalind Frances Picciano.

Bishop DiMarzio extends congratulations to Mercy Sisters marking significant anniversaries, at left, golden jubilarian Sisters Maureen Jessnik and Elizabeth Calfapietra, and at right, 60-year jubilarian Sisters Mary O’Connor, Dorothy Flynn, Dolores Spinner and Mary Rosina Dalton (seated).

Bishop DiMarzio recognizes jubilarian Little Sisters of the Poor, at left, Sister Elizabeth Ann Roche, celebrating 50 years, and Sister Rita Mary de St. Raymond, 

Bishop DiMarzio extends his best wishes to Sisters of St. Dominic on their 50th and 60th anniversaries, from left, Sisters Margaret Kavanagh, 50 years; Alice Danaher, 60 years; Virginia Ann Connors, 50 years; Joan Martin, 50 years; Marion McLinden, 60 years; Jacqueline Hughes, 60 years; Catherine Thornton, 60 years; Mary Jane Rolston, 50 years; and Denise Nolan, 50 years. 

Bishop DiMarzio with jubilarian Daughters of Wisdom, from left, Sister Evelyn Eckhardt, celebrating 50 years; Agnes McColgan, celebrating 60 years; and Ann Nielsen, celebrating 60 years.

Bishop DiMarzio congratulates golden jubilarian Ursuline Sister Catherine Talia, left, and silver jubilarian Sister of St. Joseph Griselda Martinez-Morales.

Sisters of St. Joseph marking their 60th anniversaries, from left, Sisters Patricia Elizabeth O’Keefe, Margaret Mary Faherty, Yolanda Kinsella, Ruth Anne McHugh, Filippa Anne Luciano, Margaret Frances O’Donnell, Grace Margaret Eidt, Jane Theresa Bannon and Joan Ann Petito.

Bishop DiMarzio with jubilarian Daughters of Charity Sister Kathleen Cevette, marking 50 years, and Sister of Charity Natalie Morris, celebrating 60 years. 

(Special thanks to Sister Maryann Seton Lopiccolo, S.C.; the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, at Holy Family Convent, Flushing (Sisters Matthew Mary, Mary Eugenia Daley, Dorothy Ann Delaney,  Barbara Ann Haran and Margaret Theresa Maloney) and the late Sister Mary Joel Acerno, C.S.J., who have helped The Tablet honor each and every jubilarian for over a decade.)

One thought on “Diocese Honors Sister-Jubilarians 2014

  1. Hello,

    I am four years too late reading this fine article, Diocese Honors Sister-Jubilarians 2014. Nonetheless, I was THRILLED to see one of my teachers from the mid-1960’s being honored by Bishop DiMarzio. My parish in those days was Sacred Heart on Clermont Avenue in Fort Greene. I attended school there from 1965 through 1969. Sacred Heart was also where I made my First Holy Communion and served as an Altar Boy. Sister Mary O’Connor (pictured next to the Bishop to his left side) was one of my teachers. In those days, her religious name was Sister Mary Loretto and she wore the customary black habit of the Religious Sisters of Mercy. That habit was “modified” in 1968, which shortened its length, not too much, but slightly below the knees. Their long veil was curtailed as well while exposing neatly combed bangs of hair on their forehead. I was truly touched just seeing her photo. Her face still looks the same. She was a wonderful Sister and teacher, I never forgot her. The Good Lord has blessed her with continued devotion to Him, His people, and fidelity to her vows. Thank you Tablet for covering this event. THANK YOU, Sister Mary O’Connor, for being a part of my fondest memories to this day. Rafael Ocasio 11/15/2018