Sr. Mary Ann Boretti

Mary Boretti was born in Medford, MA in 1951, as the youngest child and only girl in a family of  five children. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur on September 2, 1972 and she made her First Vows on June 18, 1975. Sister Mary graduated from Salem State College

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Sr. Eileen Burns

Sr. Eileen Burns earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and master’s in ministry with a focus in justice and peace from Seattle University. She lives in community in Lawrence, MA, where the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur have continuously lived and ministered since 1859. Eileen is one

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Sr. Sheila Callaghan

Sr. Sheila P. Callaghan, SND de Namur, passed away at the Kaplan House in Danvers, MA, early Saturday morning, February 1st,2020, after a very brief illness. The beloved daughter of Irish immigrants, the late William and Julia (Lucey) Callaghan, Sr. Sheila was born in Boston, one of four children. Raised and educated in Roslindale, she

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Sr. Mary Jane (St. Anthony) Cavallo

“The Lord has done great things for me.” – Luke 1:49 I am the youngest of five children born to Anthony and Isabelle (Dwyer) Cavallo. My dad was born in Calabria, Italy, and mom in St. John, Newfoundland, Canada. We say we are Gaelic and Garlic! My parents were hard workers sustained by their deep

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Sr. Nancy Citro

Sr. Nancy Citro, SNDdeN is a member of the East West Unit in the United States. She was born in Cambridge and grew up in Somerville, MA. Sr. Nancy entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1979. She is currently Pastoral Associate of St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish, in Charlestown, MA.  

Sr. Leonore (?) Coan

Sister Leonore Coan resides in Massachusetts. She is the Mission Support Director for the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. In this position, she develops resources for unfunded and underfunded ministries of the Congregation. In her present ministry, Sr. Leonore delights in telling of our Sisters in ministry across the world. She

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Sr. Marion (?) Cotty

Sister Marion is a Notre Dame de Namur retiree, residing in an apartment house in West Hartford, CT, where there are seven other religious from three Congregations and two lay persons. She is an Associate Member of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, and as a Volunteer in Prison Ministry leads a weekly Catholic Bible

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Sr. Betsy Mary Flynn

Betsy Mary Flynn entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1960. She taught Spanish for a number of years, was a member of an ecumenical team which worked to help migrant tobacco workers in Puerto Rico and in Hartford, Connecticut to get their legal rights. Later, she became a community-college counselor, assisting women

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Sr. Kathleen Gallivan

Catholic neighborhood and attended Notre Dame schools for 12 years before entering the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1964. Sr. Kathleen has been engaged in a variety of ministries over the years. Her graduate studies include a Master of Divinity degree and a doctoral degree in Pastoral Psychology. Some of her most meaningful and personally

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Sr. Carol (Leo Patrice) Hood

“Love each other as I have loved you.” – John 15:12 I am one of nine children–the oldest girl and with that came a lot of responsibilities for my younger siblings. We had a very happy childhood in the ‘40s and ‘50s that included playing in the streets! I enjoyed playing sports, such as baseball

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Sr. Ann Irene Howard

“I was raised to be a wife and mother, I discovered along the way that I was born to be a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur.” When I came into the family, my parents were married 10 years and were already raising two boys and a girl. My birth caused an addition to be

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Sr. Edna (?) Maier

You show me the path for my life, in your presence the fullness of joy …” Psalm 16, verse 11 The seed of Edna Maier’s desire for religious life was planted early on in her childhood. She thought when she entered the convent immediately after high school that it was a “fait accompli” that she

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Sr. Ellen McAdam

Sister Ellen McAdam is a Junior High Math, Science, and Religion teacher at St. Patrick School and Educational Center in Lowell, MA. Currently, she is working on her Masters Degree in Educational Technology at Central Connecticut State University. During her free time she likes to read, sing, and create things on the computer.  

Sr. Jane (Anne St. Henry) McAndrews

Jane McAndrews was born on December 20, 1932 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston, MA. From the first to the twelfth grade she attended St. Gregory’s primary and secondary schools, which were staffed by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. As Jane proudly states “I was educated all these years by the Sisters of

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Sr. Marie Paula McNiff

Sr. Marie Paula was born Pauline Anna McNiff in 1927, and entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1944. In addition to her assignments teaching in Massachusetts, Sr. Marie Paula spent 14 years  serving in Japan. She now lives in Worcester, MA Ministries Educator St. Mary School, Cambridge, MA Japan St. Mary School,

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Sr. Barbara Metz

Sr. Barbara Metz is a member of US Sisters of Notre Dame East-West Province. She holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Arts in Theology from the University of San Francisco. In ministry, she has served in religious formation and renewal programs. She has

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Sr. Maureen O’Brien

As a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur for 60 years, Sr. Maureen has had the privilege of witnessing to Notre Dame’s mission in the United States, Japan, Italy, the Philippines and shorter periods in Haiti and as a member of an educational team in the Democratic Republic of Congo. And for this, she is

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Sr. Marilyn Pechillo

Sr. Marilyn Pechillo grew up in Baltimore, MD and Stratford, CT.  She met the SNDs in high school and entered Notre Dame in 1961. Sr. Marilyn studied Classics at Emmanuel College, Trinity in Hartford and Loyola University of Chicago. She taught in high school and college for many years, including several years at Trinity College

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Sr. Marie Ann Prefontaine

Sr. Marie Prefontaine, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, holds a BA in Theological Studies from Emmanuel College, Boston; an MA in Religious Studies from LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA.; and an STL from Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA. She was the Associate Director of the newly established Office for Ethnic Apostolates of

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Sr. Rita Raboin

Rita was born in Boston and raised in Cambridge where she attended Notre Dame Schools and Cushing High School in South Boston. In I962, she entered Notre Dame and after teaching in Woburn and Salem, NH, was missioned to Brazil where she served for 36 years. Returning to the United States in March of this

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Sr. Marna Rogers

Sister Marna Rogers has taught in AND educational settings in Boston, Worcester, Peabody and Hawaii. After studies for specialized schools, she worked on the staff of Landmark School in Beverly and KaKawis, British Columbia. She also served in leadership for the Boston Province and at the Congregational Level in Rome. Following her time overseas, Sister

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Sr. Virginia Scally

Sister Ginny Scally was educated by the Sisters of Notre Dame in her home parish of St. Gregory’s in Dorchester, Massachusetts. She joined them after graduating from high school. Like most SND’s, her professional life began as a teacher in an elementary setting. Because of her involvement in the parish religious education programs in those

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Sr. Lorraine Tiani

Sr. Lorraine Tiani first met the Sisters of Notre Dame at age six when her parents enrolled her in St. Aloysius School in New Canaan, CT. She continued to be educated by the Sisters until receiving her B.A. in Elementary Education from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. She also discovered her propensity for languages which

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Sr. Bernadette Turgeon

Sr. Bernadette Turgeon has been a Sister of Notre Dame for 62 years. She entered the SNDs in Waltham from Beverly and Andover, Massachusetts. Her first ministry was as a primary grade teacher in Massachusetts… After 14 years, she moved to New Hampshire and began her ministry as a Director of Religious Education and Youth

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