Mary Sweeney is a Sister of Charity who lives in Massachusetts. She has served as a teacher and administrator in Catholic schools in Boston. Following theological studies, she entered the field of campus ministry, serving at universities in New England. Mary has written and presented on topics of spirituality and ministry and has contributed to the overall editing of this book.
Martha Westwater, SC is a lifelong educator. She is the author of three books related to English literature and most recently her memoir, More than Enough: Seeing Change as Blessing (Archway, 2017).
Elaine Nolan, SC is a retired educator and artist, who after years of teaching in the US and Canada continues to share her love for art, poetry and a deep appreciation of nature with sisters in the local retirement residence.
Julia Heslin is a Sister of Charity who resides in Brooklyn, New York. After many years of ministry in education at every level, she served at St. John’s University as Executive Director of Special and Opportunity Programs, where she assisted students with academic potential who wished to go on for further studies. She completed her full-time ministry there and continues to minister part-time as a consultant for grants and scholarships.
Dr. Heidi MacDonald is a historian of twentieth-century Canada with specializations in Atlantic Canada, the Great Depression, women religious, and youth. Her current project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, is on Women Religious in Atlantic Canada since 1960. Heidi graciously agreed to write the introduction to this book.