Sister Teresa Madassery: A Profile

Sister Teresa Madassery: A Profile

Born on March 19, 1949, I, Kutty (Teresa Madassery) am the eldest daughter of Ouseph (Pappu) and Annamma Madassery. We belong to St. Mary’s parish in Mookkannoor, Ernakulam district in Kerala. My father was the eldest of seven children, five sisters and a brother. We...
Remembering Sister Rose Eleanor Perry

Remembering Sister Rose Eleanor Perry

Sister Rose Eleanor Perry, SCN, Reflects on Her Life Sister Rose Eleanor wrote the following in response to questions on application forms for Clinical-pastoral Education and Chaplaincy, in 1977 and 1987. She gave me these papers a few days before she died. I have...
Sister Saleth Mary Arockiam: A Profile

Sister Saleth Mary Arockiam: A Profile

I am the first child of Mr. Arockiam and Mrs. Nazareth Mary. I was born on the 7th of April 1962 at Michael Palaam , Nilakkottai Taluk, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu. My father was a farmer, and mother a housewife. My father studied up to 3rd standard and Mother never...
Sister Marianne Puthoor: A Profile

Sister Marianne Puthoor: A Profile

God’s Special Gift – Sister Marianne Puthoor, SCN Glimpses of My Journey of Life The Akattayil family had four brothers, one of whom was my grandfather who bought a house in Puthoor and so we came to be known as Puthoor family. My parents, Chacko Mathew and...
Sister Mary Ann Genovich: A Profile

Sister Mary Ann Genovich: A Profile

Sister Mary Ann Genovich was born November 13, 1945, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Her parents were Catherine (Malaspina) and Stephen Genovich. She lived in New Boro near Fairbanks, and began her education at St. Procopius School in New Salem. She was taught in first...
Sister Janet Ballard: A Profile

Sister Janet Ballard: A Profile

I entered the world on August 17, 1943, in Louisville, KY, at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital, located on Magnolia Street at that time. One of the first persons to greet me that day was most likely a Sister of Charity of Nazareth. When I was born, my family was made...
Sister Jean Kulangara: A Profile

Sister Jean Kulangara: A Profile

I was born on the 2nd of June, 1947 to my parents K.P. George Kulangara and Mary George Kulangara. My father was a merchant and my mother a housewife. I lost my mother at a young age. To some extent, I played the role of a mother to my younger siblings, especially my...
Remembering Sister Pauline Paraplackal

Remembering Sister Pauline Paraplackal

(What is written in ‘inverted comas/quotation marks’ was written by Pauline in 2009. In italics are additions made by checking with family members, friends and others who knew Pauline closely.) Anna P.M. (Paraplackal Mathew), fondly called Chinnamma, was the sixth of...
Sister Wilma Ross: A Profile

Sister Wilma Ross: A Profile

I was born in a small town in Ohio called Dennison, on September 13, 1934. My parents were Mike and Maggie (Toth) Ross. I was their second child. My elder sister, Mary Jo, was born four years earlier in 1930. My brother Ronnie, the only boy, was born in 1937, and my...
Sister Kiran Kaniyamkandathil: A Profile

Sister Kiran Kaniyamkandathil: A Profile

I, Aleykutty George, was the third child of my parents, Varkey and Aleyamma Kaniyamkandathil. I was born on January 15, 1952 in Kuruthikalam, Arakkulam parish, in Palai Diocese, Kerala. I had three brothers and two sisters, Michael, Marykutty, Thomas, Aleykutty...
Sister Mary Chackalackal: A Profile

Sister Mary Chackalackal: A Profile

Life History in a Nutshell I, Mary C. M. (Chackalackal Mathew), am the fifth child of my parents Thomas Mathai Chackalackal and Annamma Mathew. My siblings are Thomas, Scaria, Annakutty, Jose and Leelamma. I was born on March 29, 1940 in Athirampuzha parish, Kottayam...
Sister Rajni Hemrom: A Profile

Sister Rajni Hemrom: A Profile

My parents, Martin Hemrom and Paulina Tirui of Konbir Nawatoli village in Gumla district of Jharkhand state had seven children, four girls and three boys. They are Raimond, Ethelrida, Margaret, Donatus, Paul, Henerietta (now Rajni Hemrom, SCN), and Alphonsa. I was...
Remembering Sister Margaret “Mag” Riggs

Remembering Sister Margaret “Mag” Riggs

Margaret Riggs was born in New Hope, Kentucky on July 8, 1947 to James Tolbert Riggs and Mary Louise Cecil Riggs. Mag was one of twelve children, the others being Bettye Lou, Marinel, Shirley, Pat, Jim, Jackie, Dickie, Ginger, Connie, Lois and Sara. A neighbor, Sister...
Sister Sophia Kalapurackal: A Profile

Sister Sophia Kalapurackal: A Profile

I was born on December 14th, 1938, in a village called Kattachira to Joseph and Annamma Kalappurackal. We are three boys and three girls and ours is an economically middle class family. I grew up under the guidance of my grandparents, parents and my elder sister as I...
Sister Jane Karakunnel: A Profile

Sister Jane Karakunnel: A Profile

I, Aleyamma K. P. (Karakunnel Paul), was born on November 13, 1952 at Kattampack in Marangoly parish in Palai Diocese, Kottayam District, Kerala. I am the first girl child of my parents, Paul and Mariam Karakunnel. We are six siblings namely, Mathew, Aleyamma (Jane,...
Sister Blanche Correia: A Profile

Sister Blanche Correia: A Profile

Fear not I am with you -Isaiah 5:3 My life in this Congregation has been a long and rewarding experience and I thank God for the Spiritual Journey with my Sisters and all the people of God in my life. As I recall my thirty-eight years as a professed Sister of Charity...
Sister Shobita Panthaladickal: An Interview

Sister Shobita Panthaladickal: An Interview

I, Shobita Panthaladickal (Annakutty Abraham), was born on September 18, 1952 in a village set-up in Chengalam village at St. Antony’s parish of Kanjirappally diocese in Kottayam district in Kerala. My parents, Abraham Panthaladickal and Annamma Abraham had eight...
Sister Paschal Maria Fernicola: A Profile

Sister Paschal Maria Fernicola: A Profile

My father, Pasquale (Paschal) Fernicola, came from San Gregorio Magno, Italy with a group of cousins and friends when he was sixteen years old. They came through Elis Island, took the train from Grand Central Station to the boat dock on the Ohio River and landed in...
Sister Sudha Puthoor: A Profile

Sister Sudha Puthoor: A Profile

My father, Abraham and mother, Aleykutty who hailed from traditional Catholic families in Kerala had six children: James, Mary, Aleyamma, Lizzy (Sudha, SCN) Sally (Bridget) & Manu. I was born on May 23, 1953. Our original family name Mekkunnel was changed to...

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