Sister Spotlight

Sr. Eleanor Cecilia Getz, OSF

Sr. Eleanor Cecilia Getz (89) has been a Sister of St. Francis for 70 years. She ministered for 58 years in education and has loved every minute of it. Though she is hard of hearing, this sister hasn’t lost her step when it comes to life or to dancing. Listen to her story and how she reveres religious life. She and her twin sister Marie took dance for 13 years and performed at the Academy of Music, Atlantic City’s Steel Pier, the Town Hall, Hallahan school shows, and other venues throughout their youth. Sr. Eleanor remembers that time fondly and with joyous glee.

Sr. Francis Anne Harper

Sr. Francis Anne Harper spent most of her ministry years in the healthcare field—both as a nurse and in nursing administration. She now lives in Assisi House and helps the congregation by making homemade items for our annual craft fair. Listen to her story and see how she has enjoyed her life as a Sister of St. Francis.

Sr. Patricia Kidd

Sr. Patricia Kidd was born in Dublin, Ireland. She entered the congregation in 1957 and was professed in 1960. Her ministry has taken her all over the United States, up to Alaska, and back to her homeland, Ireland, Listen to her story and hear what stands out in her ministry history as memorable and how she has changed people’s lives for the better.

Sr. Stella Mary Breen

Sr. Stella Mary Breen spent many years in education and social service ministry in the South, first ministering to the children of the Irish Travelers then later to the people of St. Helena Island in South Carolina. Hear her speak of her ministry and what it meant to her.

Sr. James Frances McGlashen

At age 98, Sr. James Frances McGlashen officially “retired” from her volunteer ministry at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Langhorne and moved to Assisi House, the retirement home of the Sisters of St. Francis. Now at age 99, she shares a little about her ministry life and what it has meant to her.

Sr. Alice Klein

Sr. Alice Klein, OSF, is 84 years old and is a Sister of St. Francis. She has a real passion for sports and has spent many of her years in playing and teaching various sports. Since moving to Assisi House a year ago, Sr. Alice has joined others in prayer ministry but has continued to be avid sports enthusiast.

Sr. Mary Teresa Carmichael

Sr. Mary Teresa Carmichael, OSF, is 91 years old and has been a Sister of St. Francis for 69 years. She ministered in health care and social service for most of those years. Since moving to Assisi House three plus years ago, Sr. Mary Teresa joined others in prayer ministry, but has continued her ministry of writing to prisoners through the Mary Mother of Captives program.

Sr. St. Joseph Brennion

Sr. St. Joseph Brennion, OSF, is 85 years old and has been a Sister of St. Francis since 1957. She has a real passion for art and has spent many of her years in ministry teaching art. Since moving to Assisi House a year ago, Sr. St. Joseph has joined others in prayer ministry, but has continued using her art to educate and inspire others.