Sister Stories

Sister Ann Marie Grady

“All life is connected. I think in images. Where I’ve lived, the people I’ve lived with are a part of me. These connections are an important part of what enables me to be and do.” With these words, Sister Ann Marie Grady captured the essence of the relationships that have…

Sister Joan Duffy

The Duffy Family of Brighton, Massachusetts welcomed their second child into their lives and named her Joan, which in Hebrew means “gift from God”. Two more children joined the household, and many happy memories were created growing up in a multigenerational family.

Sister Jackie Damoiseau

Jacqueline was the only child born to John and Frances Damoiseau in Waltham, Massachusetts. Her youngest uncle was only five years older, and they developed a “somewhat sibling” relationship. This uncle taught her to ride a bike, and, in turn, Jackie helped with his paper route.

Sister Patricia Boyle

Religion is a scary thing to some people,” states Pat Boyle, CSJ. In her current position as Associate Director of the Office of Pastoral Planning, she works with the leadership teams and parishioners in parishes of the Archdiocese as they implement Disciples in Mission. “It is a privilege for me…

Sister Marcella Campos

The CSJ Constitution states: “Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the Church lives to continue the mission of Christ . . . we participate in this transforming mission, proclaiming God’s new creation in word and sacrament, in the witness of our lives, and in service.” At 83 years old,…

Sister Maryann Enright

Maryann Enright, CSJ led a simple life, growing up with her Irish immigrant parents and two younger brothers. Her family was grounded in faith, prayed the rosary every evening, and went to church each Sunday. She attended St. Clement School, Somerville, for twelve years, surrounded by the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Sister Ellie Wiegand

Sister Ellie Wiegand seems happiest when she is busy. That was evident during her interview for Connecting, when she noted that not only was she being interviewed, but she also had two banana breads and two coffee cakes in the oven.

Sister Jean Mulloy

Sister Jean Mulloy’s ministries have taken her down a rewarding pathway. Her first ministry was at Cathedral High School in the South End. For Sister Jean, who entered in 1953, her classroom assignments expanded into much more as Cathedral’s enrichment programs for children.

Sister Anna Edge

Sometimes, they call Sister Anna Edge the ‘computer doctor’ because responding to calls for technical help is part of her day. She loves her ministry working in the IT Department of the Congregation because it allows her to use her gifts and talents to further the mission of the sisters.

Sister Nancy Braceland

Sister Nancy Braceland is a risk taker. Throughout her ministries, she has pushed boundaries, sometimes choosing the unknown. She states, “I choose to be with the immigrant. Sometimes we forget that’s our history: that either we or our ancestors were once immigrants – we have to remember this.”