By Abigail Bader | From the St. Ann Colt’s Column
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth made a visit on September 20, 2011 to St. Ann’s Catholic School in Bartlett. For Mary Elizabeth Miller, SCN, it was a chance to visit the school where her order of Sisters opened the doors in 1960 to 150 students.
When St. Ann celebrated 50 years they decided to give back to the Sisters that started it all. Students collected their pocket change during the school year. Sister Mary Elizabeth was overwhelmed with gratitude when the students presented the money along with other symbolic gifts to thank the Sisters.
The school also thanked the Sisters for their gift of forty years in the way of teacher Connie Tarallo, SCN. Over the years Sister Connie has touched the lives of many students, teachers, parents and faculty at St. Ann. St. Ann also honored Sister Connie and thanked her for her years of dedication to the school.
“I am deeply grateful for the way my St. Ann family has shown their appreciation for my family of
the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth,” Sister Connie said.
Rev. Russell Harbaugh led the school in prayer for this heartfelt event. The cheerleaders did a wonderful performance and the Colts Chorus performed a special song written for St. Ann. It was a successful event and everyone showed thanks for all the Sisters have done for the school.