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School Reunion - St. Mary’s Convent in Miramichi (Newcastle) NB

School Reunion – This year marks the 50th anniversary of the closing of St. Mary’s Convent in Miramichi (Newcastle) NB. Former students are organizing a reunion event for July 8th and 9th to be held at St. Mary’s Parish Centre. All who attended St. Mary’s Convent (ever!) are invited to register (before April 7th) with Susan Butler ( Meet-and-greet, supper, Mass and closing luncheon included. Total cost $45.

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January 7, 2017, Perpetual vows ceremony

Sister Mariana de Jesús Sagastume Ventura

Some pictures from that very special day

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Let us be about the kingdom of God

February Article for The R.I. Catholic

The Statue of Liberty has been restored and reopened within the past few years. With all the patching and plastering, painting and preening, the pedestal still holds the famous poem by Emma Lazarus “The New Colossus.”

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”


(Photo: Sister Patricia McCarthy, CND, pictured here with Sister Ann Broderick, CND (seated) and Sister Patricia Flattery, CND)

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