Sister Mary Anne Nelson, the head of the music industry program at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, was recently profiled by WNYT in Albany. Her ministry in education and music has touched many lives and continues to break stereotypes of women religious.
Sister Betsy Van Deusen, CSJ spoke to Joe Donohue of public radio station WAMC in Albany, N.Y. about her ministry with the Family Opportunity Collaborative At Sunnyside. This pilot program in North Central Troy, N.Y. seeks to provide at-risk children and their parents with a support system to help in their home life and help with the transition to middle school.
On May 17, Sister Linda Neil, CSJ, received the Rev. Robert Lamar Humanitarian Award from the Interfaith Alliance of New York State at an awards dinner at The Albany Country Club. The award honors a person whose accomplishments promote human rights, combat bigotry and prejudice and secure justice, mercy and fair treatment of all persons. Sister Linda was recognized for her years in education, especially Holocaust Educator for which she received the Anne Frank Award for an Outstanding Educator. In addition, Sister Linda was recognized for her ministry in eco-spirituality and for her service as co-director of St. Joseph’s Place, a place of hospitality for residents of Hamilton Hill in Schenectady.
Congratulations, Sister Linda, on this wonderful and well-deserved honor!
Sister Mary Jane Smith, CSJ, founder of Unity House in Troy, N.Y., as recently honored for her lifetime of service at the I Love Unity House Gala. The Recordnewspaper of Troy, ran a profile of Sister Mary Jane and the ministry of Unity House.
The Evangelist, the diocesan newspaper in Albany, N.Y., has published a lovely profile of our Sister J. Elizabeth “Betsy” Van Deusen, CSJ as she celebrates her 25th jubilee. Sister Betsy reflects on the beauty of her vows and her varied ministries.