ROME – Sister Sally Marie Hodgdon, a member of the United States Province of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry in West Hartford, has been elected to a second six-year term as superior general.
She will be joined on the General Council by three councilors representing Europe, Brazil and India.
The term extends from 2016-22. The congregation represents close to 1,800 sisters and lay associates worldwide on five continents, engaging in works of every kind possible that support life and dignity for all people.
The General Council, in collaboration with the sisters and lay associates, will address the challenges, calls and directions set by the 2015 General Chapter, which had the theme “Living the Dynamism of Reconciliation and Unity in the Peripheries of Our Fractured World.”
Currently, Sister Sally also serves as the vice president of the Union of International Superiors General (UISG), a worldwide canonically approved organization comprising close to 1,800 superiors general representing over 600,000 women religious.
UISG is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In May, 870 leaders met to address topics of pastoral work, ecological initiatives, spirituality and formation, to name a few.
A native of Stamford, Sister Sally obtained a degree in speech pathology from the University of Connecticut and a jurisprudence doctorate in 1987 from Western New England College School of Law.
In 1988 she was hired as an assistant attorney general for the state of Connecticut and was responsible for child advocacy cases. She was a co-creator of a law center for low-income working clients, opened by her community and three other communities of women religious.