The Sisters of Mercy celebrated 165 years of the congregation’s distinctive ministry of mercy in Connecticut’s Catholic dioceses on Sept. 23. Twenty sisters were honored especially for significant anniversaries and for their personal dedication at a celebration of the Mass in the chapel of St. Mary Home in West Hartford.
Sister Marion Paul Lillis, at 75 years of ministry, is marking her diamond jubilee.
Celebrating 65 years of vowed commitment this year are Sisters Margaret Rooney, Irene Holowesko and Margaret Crowley
Additional celebrants include Sisters Barbara Gilland, Jean Carroll and Ellenore Mary Jordan, 70 years; and Sisters Dorothy O’Dwyer, Marylouise Fennell, Cecilia Baranowski, Pauline Semkow, Lillian Pannozza, Colleen Doyle, Jeanne Barry, Maryann Malasics, Mary Elizabeth Deliee, Anne Linihan, Claire Filippone, Agnes Kiely and Rita Garneau, 60 years.
The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas are known for their dedicated, compassionate service to the uneducated; the economically poor, especially women and children; the sick elderly; the imprisoned; and immigrant populations.