We invited Sister Jean Flannelly, SC, to reflect on the question, “What does it mean to you to be a Sister of Charity?”
Sister Jean is the Executive Director for Mission at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. She earned a Ph.D. at Fordham University in clinical psychology and an MTS at Weston Jesuit School of Theology, as well as a certificate in Spiritual Direction. These have shaped her work teaching, working as a psychologist, spiritual director, and as Pastoral Associate in a parish. In addition to working at the college, Sr. Jean leads parish enrichment programs.
To me a sister of charity is truly someone who is selfless has a heart of gold and is so humble that she will not take credit for helping someone. The one person who has this and so much more is Sr. Anne O’Connell. She is the walking commercial for Sisters of Charity.She is the one who got my husband the want to get married in the Church. I can never thank her for what she has done.