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...
Sister Rose Sullivan: An Interview

Sister Rose Sullivan: An Interview

(The remarks of this interviewer are in italics “It is prayer that is so very important to me,” Sister Rose said, both at the beginning and end of our visit together. Her very neat room and her faithfulness to everyday walks surely give her the space and quiet for her...
Sister Rita Puthenkalam: A Profile

Sister Rita Puthenkalam: A Profile

Family Background I was born in Kannady, Alleppy District, Kerala on June 21, 1942 to late John Kuriakose and Mariamma Kuriakose Puthenkalam as the sixth of eight children – four brothers and four sisters – a well-balanced crew at that! I was baptized Rita owing to my...
Sister Amala Valayathil: A Profile

Sister Amala Valayathil: A Profile

My Life at a Glance I, Mariakutty V.T. (Valayathil Thomas) was born on March 5, 1947 in a respectable, God-fearing, middle class family in my mother’s home in Elikulam parish, Kottayam district, Kerala. I am the second of five children of Annamma and Kochettan (Peter...
Sister Mary Elizabeth Middendorf: An Interview

Sister Mary Elizabeth Middendorf: An Interview

Mary Elizabeth Middendorf was born on July 30, 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Clement Joseph and Hedwig Elizabeth Olding Middendorf. Whenever a child was born in the Middendorf family; Mary’s grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Olding, for whom Mary was named came and helped...
Sister Evelyn Hurley: An Interview

Sister Evelyn Hurley: An Interview

(The remarks of this interviewer are in italics. Over and over I have heard Sister Evelyn say, “God has been so good to me.” She is usually speaking of the good health that has allowed her to be upon the earth for almost 104 years. But there are other blessings...
Sister Sunita Vayalipara: A Profile

Sister Sunita Vayalipara: A Profile

Born on October 29, 1946, in Poonjar I was baptized as Aleykutty on November 11, 1946. My nickname is Achamma. My father, Thomas Vayalipara, was the eldest of five children. His father died at a young age due to illness. Thus he became the head of his family and had...
Sister Bridget Vadakeattam: An Interview

Sister Bridget Vadakeattam: An Interview

Gathering Memories: I sing praises to God, my family and SCN Congregation for who I am today. I came from a Syrian Catholic family who were proud of their Christian faith inherited from Saint Thomas, the Apostle. We lived in a village and have an agricultural...
Remembering Sister Mary Lynn Fields

Remembering Sister Mary Lynn Fields

Mary Lynn Fields was born on April 24, 1947 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was the second child of Charles Leo Fields and Catherine Elizabeth Eiler Fields. They eventually had ten children, seven daughters ; Patricia Anne, Mary Lynn, Paula Jean, Karen Lee, Jane Ellen,...
Remembering Sister Norma Alexander

Remembering Sister Norma Alexander

(Note from the interviewer: I am Paschal Maria Fernicola, SCN. One day Rita Spalding, SCN, told me that Mary Assumpta Dwyer, SCN, had told a beautiful story about Norma Alexander, SCN, at the dinner table. Would I be willing to follow this up and write Norma’s story?...
Sister Anne Marie Thayilchirayil: A Profile

Sister Anne Marie Thayilchirayil: A Profile

Born on February 7, 1938, I am the third child of my beloved parents, P.J. (Panthapad Joseph) Joseph and Mariamma Cherian. We belong to the Holy Cross Forane Church, Pazhayangady, Changanacherry Diocese, Kerala. We were eight children growing up together in a happy...
Sister Peggy Voglewede: An Interview

Sister Peggy Voglewede: An Interview

Margaret “Peggy” Ann Voglewede was the second of nine children of Thomas J. and Ella Vivian Sheldon Voglewede. She was born on September 30, 1941 in Hampton, Virginia. Peggy had five brothers and three sisters, Kay Ellen, James Edward, Joseph Paul, Michael Edward,...
Sister David Clare Reasbeck: An Interview

Sister David Clare Reasbeck: An Interview

Jo Ann Reasbeck was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on August 26,1931 to Clarence and Clare Isabelle Reasbeck. There were ten children in the Reasbeck family, six of them girls: Mary Virginia, Lucille, Angeline, Stella, Doris Jean and Jo Ann. Two of the boys died in...
Sister Olive Pinto: A Profile

Sister Olive Pinto: A Profile

The Pinto family welcomed me into the world on September 17, 1943, the fifth of nine children. I was born in Mangalore, Karnataka and baptized as Olive Mary Pinto at St. Sebastian’s Church in Bendore. Our family moved to Mumbai after two years since my father was...
Sister Teresa Margaret Bransky: An Interview

Sister Teresa Margaret Bransky: An Interview

Sister is referred to by both her baptismal name ‘Anna’ and her religious name ‘Teresa Margaret’ in this story. Anna Rose Bransky was born on August 31, 1921 in Leckrone, PA. Stanley and Susan (Honeygosky) Bransky had eight children. In order of their birth they were...
Sister Patricia Haley: An Interview

Sister Patricia Haley: An Interview

(The remarks of the editor are in italics. Sister Patricia Haley, “Pat”, holds the distinction of being the first Sister of Charity of Nazareth who can claim African American descent. She was an honored and cherished member of the SCN Community as well as a religious...
Sister Stella Kaiparampatt: A Profile

Sister Stella Kaiparampatt: A Profile

I came from a traditional, Catholic family in a village called Mookkanur in Kerala, South India. I grew up in a joint family with my grandparents, uncles, aunts and many cousins. I am the eldest of ten children. Three of my younger brothers were born after I joined...
Sister Joel Urumpil: A Profile

Sister Joel Urumpil: A Profile

My Life Story I, Chinnamma was born on February 20, 1944 to Mathai and Mariam Urumpil in a small parish called Thodanal, Kottayam District, Kerala State. We were eleven children in our family – seven boys and four girls. My parents lost two sons before I was...
Sister Barbara Spencer: An Interview

Sister Barbara Spencer: An Interview

Sister Barbara Spencer was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 31, 1935. Her given name was Bobbie Spencer. She was the second of three children with an older brother, Doug and a younger sister, Dot. Barbara’s mother Ruth had also been born and raised in Tupelo. As...
Sister Dorothy Mae Wilson: A Profile

Sister Dorothy Mae Wilson: A Profile

I was born June 1, 1928 in the extreme western part of Kentucky, Carlisle County, which borders the Mississippi River, three miles west of Fancy Farm, on state highway 80. My parents, Joseph Leslie and Beatrice (Cissell) Wilson, married November 9, 1921 having only...

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