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...
Sister Pushpa Paruvananical: A Profile

Sister Pushpa Paruvananical: A Profile

My parents, Philip Paruvananical John and Annamma Paruvananical, had ten children, three girls and seven boys. Born on September 22, 1947, I, Pushpa Paruvananical, am the eldest in my family. My name on the SSLC (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) is Aleyamma P.P....
Sister Luke Boiarski: An Interview

Sister Luke Boiarski: An Interview

(The remarks of this interviewer are in italics.) (Having spent time with Sister Luke Boiarski in early September and seeing her interact with others, both in person and on the phone, this thought came to me. She has been given the gift of connection – connection with...
Sister Emily Nabholz: A Profile

Sister Emily Nabholz: A Profile

I was born June 5, 1928 into a loving, wonderful family that lived in Conway, Arkansas. I was baptized four days later as Emily Monica. I was the eighth child out of twelve, born to Mary and Emil Nabholz. My older sisters and brothers were: Margaret, Elizabeth,...
Sister Marcelline Indwar: A Profile

Sister Marcelline Indwar: A Profile

I, Marcelline Indwar, was born on July 17, 1945 at Moubhandar, Singhbhum district in Bihar, now in West Singhbhum, Jharkhand. We belonged to Jamshedpur diocese and Moubhandar was a sub-station. My father, Brice Indwar originally belonged to Koneskali village in...
Sister Patricia Huitt: A Profile

Sister Patricia Huitt: A Profile

On November 25, 1936 I, Patricia Lee, was born in the Philippine Islands to my parents, Evert and Elvira Huitt. My father, a career army soldier who served in the military for thirty years, was stationed there in the Philippines. . My mother came to the Philippines...
Sister Ann Scaria Menonparampil: A Profile

Sister Ann Scaria Menonparampil: A Profile

I, Thankamma Scaria, was born on April 23, 1949, to Cheriathu Scaria Menonparampil and Mariakutty Kalayathinal in Meenachil, Kerala. I am the fourth child of twelve children, seven brothers and five sisters. They are Mary Scaria, SCN; Kunj (Cheriath); Elsamma; Ann...

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