HARTFORD – The Archdiocese of Hartford has named Sister Mariette J. Moan, a member of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as its new director of the Office for Religious, effective Aug. 1.
Sister Mariette will replace Sister of St. Joseph Mary Kelly, who is retiring.
Sister Mariette will be responsible for coordination between Archbishop Henry J. Mansell and members of religious institutes of consecrated life, such as men’s and women’s religious orders and congregations, and societies of apostolic life. She will serve as a resource for the members of consecrated life organizations, and provide an opportunity in the archdiocese for members of consecrated life to celebrate jubilees and the World Day for Consecrated Life.
Maintaining data on members, ministering in the archdiocese and preparing reports to be reviewed by the Vatican will also be part of her role.
Sister Mariette will continue in her positions of director of alumnae and teacher of theology at Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden.
Her degrees include a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Connecticut State University; a Bachelor of Philosophy from the Pontifical University of St. Anselm in Rome; a diploma in spirituality from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, commonly called the Angelicum, also in Rome; a diploma in pastoral liturgy from St. Paul University in Ottawa; and a master’s degree in music education from New York University. She also has done graduate study in theology and liturgy at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Rome.
"Sister Mariette Moan is a welcome addition to the archdiocesan staff. I am confident that her wealth of knowledge and desire to help others succeed will serve those who have chosen a consecrated life, and benefit all people throughout the archdiocese who are served by members of religious communities," said Archbishop Mansell.