Sister Alice Cardillo, M.M.
Current Ministry Location: Maryknoll Sisters Center
A warm, friendly, outgoing person, Sister Alice for a year visited patients in one-room homes or on small porches, treating their wounds, singing in their choir and other activities. Equally important to her was meeting people on a person-to-person level to mutually share values, beliefs and friendship.
Earlier she was on a teaching team that planned and supervised student nurses from Maryknoll Nursing School in Pusan for rural and urban experiences. Her last eight years in Korea were living in a poor farming village with people with Hansen’s disease and their children, sharing life with them in the Catholic community formed there as sisters and brothers in God’s family.
Sister Alice graduated from St. Mary’s Grammar and High School in Rutherford, New Jersey, attended Caldwell College for a year, and worked another year before joining Maryknoll in 1965. After earning her B.A. degree in Community Service, she was assigned to Korea in 1970. She received an A.A. degree in Nursing from Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ, and her R.N. registration from New Jersey and New York.
She studied Thanaltology in the College of New Rochelle Graduate School with an Internship at Calvary Hospital, NY. She is a long-time volunteer in Pastoral Care Services for patients with advanced cancer and in 2013 received a Certificate of Appreciation from Calvary Hospital.
Sister Alice is also a social services assistant in Maryknoll Residential Care, where she is deeply appreciated for her upbeat spirit.
In 1988, Sister Alice returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center for family ministry. She then did volunteer work in the Sisters healthcare unit at the center and worked as a social services assistant. In 2009 she began volunteer pastoral work at a local hospital where she currently still works.