Sister Mary Black receives special recognition at the Living the Dream Dinner.

Pictured left to right: Mary Black, CSJ, Lee Hogan, CSJ, President of the Sisters of St. Joseph, and Robert Lewis.

Sister Mary Black, CSJ, a woman whose aim, through her entire life has been to serve underprivileged people, was, on this night recognized by all present.  Sister Mary was thanked by all, as they stood to applaud her remarkable commitment to people in need.

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston have as a core value relationship: relationships with God and relationships with our “Dear Neighbors.” Sister Mary touched thousands of lives during her ministry at St. Theresa, West Roxbury, St. Thomas, Jamaica Plain, St. Columbkille High School, Brighton, and at Cathedral High School, Boston. She has served with them on a community project, or has gone to them for support when tasked with funding a project. The relationships built in these places stay in her heart forever. She also served as Novice Director, worked with a Latino social service agency and has served on the Brighton Board of Trade.

Now “retired” she is a consultant to the Office of Mission Advancement, continues to volunteer at Cathedral High School, is a faithful participant in water aerobics, advocates for survivors of human trafficking, visits patients at Bethany Health Care Center, volunteers for the “Y”, can be found at daily Mass at St. Mary’s Chapel on the Boston College Campus, and serves on the Living the Dream Dinner committee!