Sisters' Profiles

Sister Rose Marie Brooks, fmm

tn RosieBrook2Sister Rose Marie Brooks entered the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary in 1985 in Chicago, IL.  She pronounced her final vows October 4, 1992 in Fall River at St. Stanislaus Parish.

Prior to her entry into the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, she graduated from St. Joseph's as an RN and worked for five years in Rhode Island Hospital Surgical Intensive Care Unit, then six more years in Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, MA.

In 1986, she was sent in mission to St. Francis Hospital where she served as a staff nurse and completed studies earning a B.S. in Nursing from Molloy College. In 1993, she was sent in mission to Bushulo , Ethiopia.

 

Sr. La Verne Hincks, fmm

Sr. John, fmmSr. LaVerne Hincks entered the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary on September 18, 1945 at North Providence, RI.  Her name in religious life was Mary of St. John Berchmans.  She continues to be known by the name of John.

After pronouncing her first vows on March 19, 1948, she began studies at Emmanuel College in Boston and graduated in 1952 with a B.A. Major in Chemistry.

Sr. John pronounced her final vows on March 19, 1951.  Her ministry until 1953 was community service in St. Clement’s Eucharistic Shrine in Boston.  In 1953, she was sent in mission to Moratuwa, Sri Lanka where she served as a teacher and was also in charge of the maintenance workers until 1969.

Sr. Mary Petrosky, fmm
 

tn Mary PetroskywebselectMary Petrosky entered the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary September 1951 in North Providence, RI. After making her First Vows, Mary studied in Boston at Emmanuel College, graduating in 1957 with a sociology degree. She pronounced her Final Vows in Boston in March of that same year and was sent to the Midwest where she earned her MSW from St. Louis University in 1959. Many of her ministries were in social work here in the US, Australia and Papua New Guinea. , Mary was named Director of Social Services at McMahon Children's Services in Harlem, NY. Other ministries were in leadership and religious formation here and in overseas missions.

 

Her present ministries are Spiritual Direction, Local Coordinator of her community and Provincial councilor.

 

Sr. Helen Anna Klumpp, fmm

Sr. Helen Anna Klumpp entered the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary June 12, 1935 at North Providence, RI. After pronouncing her first vows, Dec. 15, 1937, her first mission sending was to St. Francis Sanatorium, Roslyn now called St. Francis Hospital. There she received tutoring on setting up and running a laboratory. These were the early challenging years of the hospital. She also worked as a practical nurse.

She pronounced her final vows, Dec. 15, 1940 at Roslyn, NY and she remained in mission there until 1959. Her various ministries have been as a sacristan, receptionist, Liturgist, Religious Educator, and life guard. Her present ministry is that of prayer for the Church and the world.

 

Sr. Aline Giroux, fmm
 

tn AlineGWEBSr. Aline Giroux, fmm entered the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary on March 15, 1952 In North Providence and pronounced her Final Vows September 17, 1959. Most of Sr. Aline's ministries have been in the health care field. After obtaining her license as an R.N. she did staff nursing in St. Louis and North Providence. Then she was sent to St. Francis Cardiac Hospital in Long Island where she was the assistant supervisor in the operating room, followed by serving as administrative assistant in charge of four hospital departments. After completing studies leading to an MBA, she became the assistant administrator of St. Francis Hospital, Long Island. Sister has served in administration in facilities in the United States and in Africa. Her present ministries are Director of the Fruit Hill Day Services and serving on the Board of Directors for Franciscan Children's Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Brighton and the Board of the Fruit Hill Day Services for the Elderly.

 

Sr. Margaret Mary Donlon, fmm
 

tn Margaret Mary DonlonSister Margaret Mary entered the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary on September 18, 1951 in North Providence. A few months after first profession, Margaret was sent to Bell Street, where she learned to put the Montessori Method into practice, also teaching CCD at Mount Carmel Parish. In February of 1956, Margaret was sent on mission to Japan via Rome. Sister Margaret made her Final Vows at the Japanese Novitiate at Totsuka on March 19, 1957. In June of 1957, she was missioned to the foundation in Pusan, Korea. Most of her ministries have been as Directress of Novices, community leadership, teaching English to the novices, translation and other secretarial ministries. Her present ministry is teaching English to the seven Korean novices as well as continuing to translate and render secretarial services.

 

 

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