A Donegal nun who has served in some of the most impoverished and toughest regions in the world has celebrated her 60th Jubilee.
Sister Angela Brennan marked her 60th Jubilee in the Main Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, 10 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining, New York on Sunday February 12th.
She is one of 46 Maryknoll Sisters to celebrate Jubilees in 2017.
Sister Angela, M.M, entered Maryknoll in 1957. She has an MA in theology from the University of San Francisco.
She went to Hawaii in 1968 and taught and coordinated religion programs in two Catholic schools. She also directed retreat programs, coordinated Bread For The World, and served as chairperson of the Hawaii Council of Churches’ Nature division.
In 1978, Sister Angela went to Northern Ireland, where she ministered to people who sought healing at a reconciliation center run by a community of Christians.
After about a year, she returned to Hawaii and the work she had begun at the high school. From Hawaii, she went to Majuro in the Marshall Islands, where she taught in the Catholic high school.
Sister Angela went to Coelemu, Chile, in 1985. She ministered to people who had suffered through years of civil unrest and violence in their country.
In 1996, Sister Angela went to Kenya, where she was involved in pastoral work. She returned to the United States in 2001 and was pastoral agent at St. Barbara’s Parish in Brooklyn, New York. She also worked in the Hispanic RCIA program and ministered to prisoners and their families.
She is currently in El Salvador, where she gives direct ministry to prison inmates, many of whom have no family. She serves at some of El Salvador’s largest prisons, helping out with liturgical celebrations, support groups, and individual spiritual direction.