Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Monday, June 25, 2018

four felicians 265 combined june16 web Clockwise from top left are Sister Mary Seraphine Liskiewicz, Sister Mary Agatha Rutkowski, Sister Mary Bernice Pikul and Sister Barbara Theresa Marie Martis.

ENFIELD – Four sisters who entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice (Felicians) at Our Lady of the Angels Convent are marking significant anniversaries this year of their entrance to religious life.

They are Sister Mary Seraphine Liskiewicz, 75 years; Sister Mary Agatha Rutkowski and Sister Mary Bernice Pikul, 70 years; and Sister Barbara Theresa Marie Martis, 50 years.

Sister Seraphine currently serves in prayer ministry at Our Lady of the Angels. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., she spent most of her religious life ministering in education and health care. She taught at SS. Cyril and Methodius School in Hartford, St. Joseph School in Rockville and St. Mary School in Middletown, and she coordinated the religious education program at St. Joseph Parish in Suffield.

Sister Seraphine also taught in numerous schools in Massachusetts and New York; served as chief radiology technologist and head of housekeeping, among other positions, at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, Maine; and was an assistant professor and chair of the Radiologic Technology Department at the New York City Community College in Brooklyn.

Sister Agatha assists in communications in Enfield. Born in Amsterdam, N.Y., she has ministered primarily in education, teaching at SS. Cyril and Methodius School, Hartford; St. Mary School, Simsbury; St. Bernard School, Enfield; St. Mary School, Torrington; and Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Enfield.

Sister Agatha also taught in schools throughout Massachusetts and New York, and served at Our Lady Help of Christians School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sister Bernice directs the religious education program and is the sacristan at St. Adalbert Parish in Providence, R.I. Born in Radgoszcz, Poland, she has ministered chiefly in education, teaching at St. Mary School, Middletown; St. Lucy School, Waterbury; and St. Mary School, Torrington.

Sister Bernice also taught in schools throughout Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York, and served as  a principal in schools in Rhode Island, New York and Massachusetts.

Sister Barbara, currently the director of case management at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, is a native of Webster, Mass.

She has ministered in nursing at Our Lady of the Angels Care Center. She has taught at Our Lady of Czestochowa School in Coventry, R.I., and has held several other positions at St. Joseph Hospital, including nurse manager, director of central registration and director of case management.