WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hartford Archbishop Emeritus Henry J. Mansell was among five honorees Oct. 6 at the National Catholic Educational Association’s (NCEA) St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards Gala at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel.
The awards were in recognition of lifelong dedication to Catholic education. The association also presented the NCEA President’s Award at the event.
HARTFORD – Sister Mariette J. Moan, a member of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, has been named vicar for religious for the Archdiocese of Hartford.
The position makes her responsible for 715 members of consecrated life in the archdiocese.
The vicar for religious is an official representative of the archbishop in matters regarding consecrated life. In this capacity, Sister Mariette serves as his liaison and offers pastoral concern, provides appropriate resources and facilitates collaborative structures for leaders and members of the various forms of consecrated life to enhance their vocation within the church.
HARTFORD – Two people in 1956 stand together waiting for a bus. When the bus comes, one person is allowed on; the other is turned away.
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ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. – Sister Jennifer Schaaf, assistant chaplain at St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale University, professed first vows as a Sister of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, N.Y., during a liturgy on Aug. 9 at the sisters’ motherhouse in Rockland County, N.Y.
With her at left in photo is Sister Catherine Howard, congregational president.
A native of Washington State, Sister Jennifer previously served as a member of the campus ministry team at Ohio Dominican University. She also was on the advisory board for the Dominican College Preaching Conference. She is a founding member of Dominican Young Adults USA. (Photo submitted)
WILTON – During a eucharistic celebration attended by more than 200 friends, family members and School Sisters of Notre Dame, Joan Frances Pikiell, a native and longtime resident of Bristol, made her first profession of religious vows on July 26, at the order’s chapel at Villa Notre Dame in Wilton.
Sister Joan, 50, has spent the past four years deepening her commitment to God in study and service with School Sisters in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Illinois and Missouri.
She will teach middle school math and science in Timonium, Md.
Sister Joan taught science, technology and religious education at St. Joseph School in Bristol for seven years. Before that, she held graduate assistant and adjunct faculty positions while working on an advanced degree from the University of Connecticut. She also worked with college students as director of residential life at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., for four years after earning her bachelor’s degree there.
She is the daughter of Mary Faith (Crowley) and the late Joseph Pikiell, both natives of Bristol, and former Catholic school educators. She graduated from St. Matthew School in Forestville and St. Paul Catholic High in Bristol. She earned a bachelor’s degree in natural science from St. Anselm and a master’s degree in educational studies from UConn.