Thank a Nun

December 19, 2016
My entire education from first grade through high school was framed by SHCJ amazing women at both Our Lady of Humility in Zion, IL and Holy Child HS in Waukegan, IL. I am still inspired and grateful for having had my path in life enhanced by their guidance, passion and humor. It was a special time...
September 11, 2016
God has blessed Sister Paulette Shaw with many gifts which she shares unconditionally and without hesitation. Our first meeting was in 1990 when I sought out religious instruction, I was told that she was very good and it was certainly true. She made God's word tangible. She loves seeing the, "...
June 02, 2016
For building on our faith and instilling in us a great love for God and others!! -Sister Maureen Marion, OSF
May 04, 2016
Thank you, Sister Regina from St. Stephen's in Philadelphia. When I was in elementary school, all of the other kids teased me for singing so loudly in the school choir so I stopped singing. She pulled me aside and told me to not listen to any of the other kids, that God gave me a gift and he meant...
March 07, 2016
We received word today that our Sister Magdalen Schaan died. I am well-acquainted with her from my days as a postulant in Hankinson. I created the title C.S.T.S. for the help that I provided to Sr. Magdalen: Christina’s Secretarial & Transportational Services. (I guess spell-check doesn’t like...
March 06, 2016
Sister Kathleen hired me to help make her vision of the use of cutting edge technology in education possible for the students in her school. She allowed me to take risks and provided the equipment needed for all children in her school. Because of her vision, Edgewood Campus School was nationally...
February 07, 2016
Sr. Eileen O'Leary OSF was my third and sixth grade teacher. Sr. Ephrema, OSB was my teacher for seventh & eigth grade. Next to my mother, these women had the most profound influence on my development as a woman of faith. I am not a "practicing" Catholic, but I am a woman of faith, and my...
August 22, 2015
First I need to thank my fourth grade teacher Sr. Veronica for teaching me to be a more disciplined and respectful person. We need more Sisters to teach children like her. I also want to thank her for planting the seed for my Vocation. She wanted me to be a nun when I was 9. Even though I didn't...
July 09, 2015
I would like to thank posthumously, Sr. Mildred Acevedo S.C., formerly Sr. Asumpta Maria for being the best guidance counselor at St Raymond Academy in the Bronx. I was seriously thinking of not attending college, but with her guidance and encouragement, I did!​ -Joanne Conte
May 04, 2015
Someone has declared May 5 "Thank a Sister" day. The idea is to thank Sisters who have made a difference in your life. So I want to thank Sr. Grace Mueller SSND, my high school history teacher who gave me an appreciation for the academic discipline which became my career field. And Sister Cecily...