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She's 99 and still answers the call to serve

Sr. Helena McCarthy has received the call of religious life many times over. The 99-year-old Sister of St. Joseph received her first call when she followed in her sister's footsteps to enter the convent in 1932. But now, calls come daily, as McCarthy uses the phone to pray with friends, family and people needing a listening ear.

"People say life begins at 40. I think it begins at 90," McCarthy said of her years at her new apostolate in telephone ministry.

Sisters of St. Joseph win the Niagara Catholic Education award

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto received the Niagara Catholic Education Award of Distinction on Feb. 4, 2005 at the Bishop's Gala in Niagara Falls's Club Italia. The Niagara Catholic District School Board has inaugurated this award, given to recognize individuals and groups for their outstanding contributions to Catholic Education in the Niagara region. Representing the Sisters of St. Joseph at the awards ceremony were Sisters Margaret Myatt, Pat Conway, Loretta Rollheiser, and Kathleen Conway (pictured right).

Sister Virginia Varley CSJ Nominated for Jesuit International Honour Society

Sister Virginia Varley has been nominated for honourary membership in Alpha Sigma Nu. This honour society of Jesuit institutions of higher learning is comprised of those whose lives have shown an adherence to the values of scholarship, loyalty and service which mark Ignatian education.

Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence in Education

Sr. Mary Buckley shares her experience at the St. Joseph's College reunion on Sept. 24 - 26, 2004.

"Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence in Education" — so read the banner and celebrate we did! It all began Friday evening. The invitation said "six for seven" but by six the Brule Room of the Old Mill was already ringing with cries of joy and recognition:
"After all these years..."
"You haven't changed a bit..."
"Your granddaughter is in the school now?"

National Religious Vocation Conference

From Sept. 9 - 13, 2004, Sisters Pat Boucher, Thérèse Meunier, Mary Mettler and June Dwyer joined over 500 vocation ministers and accompanying community members for the National Religious Vocation Conference's biennial convocation held in Chicago, Illinois. Two keynote speakers, Sister Mary Maher, SSND, and Reverned Timothy Radcliffe, OP, addressed the gathering on the theme of the convocation, "Fidelity to Jesus: a Paradigm of Hope."

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