Pastoral Themes

Giving Thanks to Our Sisters

Oct. 28, 2015
A Moment of Thanks for a Lifetime of Service  

“Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be.” Jn 12:26  

The histories of religious Sisters tell great love stories.  

Each chapter includes generous women who responded with compassion and care to the pastoral needs of the faithful through their service in schools, hospitals, and social service agencies.  

We are blessed to have more than 1,700 Sisters representing more than 80 religious communities who  
have served the Archdiocese of Boston. Rising median ages and escalating costs for health care have contributed to the great need to supplement Social Security benefits that cover only 20% of actual medical and retirement costs for each Retired Sister.  

The special collection on November 21-22 provides a wonderful opportunity to say thank you to these faith-filled women. The funds raised through this collection help meet day-to-day needs for Retired Sisters, such as prescription medications, nursing assistance, health care, and more.  

For ways you can help, contact Sr. Marian Batho, CSJ, at 617-746-5637 or You also can make a check payable to “The Archdiocese of Boston” and send c/o  Sr. Marian Batho, CSJ, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA 02184.   

Thank you for your prayers and generous support.  

The Delegate for Religious is one of 50 ministries made possible through the generous support of those who give to the Catholic Appeal. For more information on how you can help support the work of the Church of Boston, visit