Region News January 2015

SMR move from Ridgewood to Glendale (Queens, New York): After having been a presence in the parish of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Ridgewood (Queens), New York since 1984 our Sisters moved to the convent of St. Pancras in Glendale in November 2014. The setting of Ridgewood was a wonderful place of ministry and community for our sisters. There were many opportunities for outreach to the neighborhood, parish ministry, hospital chaplaincy and visitation along with the altar bread department which services the Archdiocese of New York

Pat AWhile the convent in Glendale is smaller Sister Pat Mullen (left photo) and Sister Maria Rios (right photo) believe the new setting will enable them to continue these same ministries.Maria B







Deaths in 2014: As the New Year begins we remember with affection and gratitude two of our sisters who died during 2014. Sister Joanne Mounteer (left photo) died on August 11 and Sister Genevieve Wojnar (right photo) died on October 5 Sister Joanne had suffered a long time from dementia while Sister Genevieve, in spite of her 97 years, was blessed with reasonably good health until shortly before her death. Both of these women had been cared for in our Riverview location and are deeply missed but we trust their love, spirit and prayers are with us.

Joanne A   

Genevieve B




We read in Lights of Holiness by Abraham Issac Kook “God’s compassions are new each morning, great is God’s faithfulness.” As we begin 2015 we pray that we and all our readers may be blessed with a deeper knowledge of the gift of God’s Compassion.

Margaret Hoey