Sister Theresa Ryan, S.C., gave herself freely for 45 years for the benefit of the students and parishioners at St. Sebastian. As the parish honored her during Mass Sunday, June 25, the last of the nuns at the Woodside academy asked for a parting gift.
This year, the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens is proud to honor 72 sisters and brothers who have collectively given 3,315 years of service to the Church and the people of God. Brief bios, photos and more are included in this special supplement of The Tablet.
Religious sisters in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens celebrating significant anniversaries in religious life were recognized at a Jubilee Mass and dinner with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, May 21.
Sister Joan Glowacki, S.C., (Sister Maria Seton), a native of Maspeth, and a member of the Sisters of Charity of New York for 71 years, died April 3, at Kittay House in the Bronx. She was 89.
This week’s Tablet TALK highlights Bensonhurst’s sweetheart centenarian, new altar servers in Whitestone, staff changes in diocesan offices and much more.
Sister Therese Mary Waughon, B.V.M. (John Francine), 86, a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary for 68 years, died March 15, at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa. Burial is in the Mount Carmel cemetery.
Sister Margaret Beaudette, S.C., (Sister Marie Gerard), a member of the Sisters of Charity of New York for 69 years, died March 12 at Mount St. Vincent Convent. She was 89.
Sister Mary Theresa Fowler, S.C., (Sister Mary Charles), died Feb. 20, at Schervier Nursing Care Center, Riverdale. She was 85 years old.
Sister Bernadette Marie Del Frate, S.C., (Sister Maureen Joseph) died Feb. 18 at Schervier Nursing Care Center, Riverdale. She was 85.
Religious sisters and brothers marking significant anniversaries in religious life were honored at a Jubilee Mass by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, May 22.