Sister Geraldine entered Maryknoll in 1961 from her home parish of St. Adalbert in Philadelphia, PA. In 1969, she received her bachelor’s degree in community service from Mary Rogers College.
Following the completion of her degree in 1970, Sister Geraldine was assigned her mission in Guatemala after studying Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico. For 13 years, she was secretary for the Maryknoll Fathers superior and administrator of the Maryknoll Society’s center house in Guatemala City.
During these years, Sister Geraldine’s ministry also included pastoral work, parish bible study groups, and youth work. In 1985, she began family ministry, caring for her mother and sister in Philadelphia for ten years. Since 1995, she has worked in research and planning at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining, serving with the congregational secretariat, and presently as administrative assistant to our president and vice-president.
In speaking about her mission, Sister Geraldine says, “As I look over the past 50 years, the canvas of my life is filled with vibrant colors reflecting God’s wonderful graces of relationships, friendships, and love that have enriched my life in so many ways. Yes there are shadows, but they intensify the richness of the colors.”
Sister Geraldine is currently an active member of the Rogers Community at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining, NY.