Sister Patricia Gallogly


Sister Patricia Gallogly, M.M.

Current Ministry Location-Eastern U.S. Region

Born in Bronx, NY, Sister Pat entered Maryknoll in 1951 and was assigned to Africa in 1960, spending most of her time in Tanzania and four years in Kenya. Sister Pat shared her skills as a teacher both at primary and secondary levels.

From 1975-1979, she was appointed to a four year term as Orientation Director for women entering the Maryknoll Sisters, she shared her wisdom and experiences in mission and community.

When Sister Pat returned to Tanzania she left the classroom for village living, farming and entering into the daily routine of rural life. In pastoral and community development work, Sister Pat reached hundreds of rural women through education programs of primary health care, natural family planning and sewing skills. Her varied ministries enhanced the quality of life and health for grassroots women and their families. In Mwanza, Sister Pat worked with a team in an AIDS Outreach Centre where men and women received counseling and help to be tested for HIV, and follow-up support. They also had a program for children orphaned by AIDS.

Sister Patricia Gallogly was assigned to the Eastern U.S. Region in 2007 and lives in Yonkers, NY. She is the Congregational Representative to Maryknoll Affiliates; to the African Faith and Justice Network; and to Full Circle (former Maryknoll Sisters).