Three Sisters of Bon Secours USA celebrate their jubilees this year, which recognize their decades of service with the Roman Catholic congregation.
Sr. Kathleen Moroney celebrated 65 years as a Sister of Bon Secours, having entered the Congregation of Bon Secours in Cork, Ireland, in 1950 and professed her final vows in Paris, France, in 1958. Having graduated from nursing school and ministered in several hospitals in Ireland, Moroney came to the United States to study clinical pastoral education and began the process of becoming a member of the United States Province in 1995.
First missioned to Port Charlotte, Fla., she served as a chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital, Bon Secours St. Joseph Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and Bon Secours Place Assisted Living Facility. In 2007, Moroney moved to Greenville, S.C., and continued her chaplaincy at Bon Secours St. Francis Eastside until her retirement. She currently volunteers at the hospital.
Sr. Mary Rita Nangle and Sr. Frances McCabe celebrate 60 years as Sisters of Bon Secours, having entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Bon Secours in 1955.
Nangle, a native of Cambridge, Mass., graduated from the Bon Secours School of Nursing in Baltimore and then continued her education to become an X-ray technician. She served in many of Bon Secours’ facilities around the country, including Maryland, New Jersey, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, and has now returned to where her career started, Baltimore’s Bon Secours Hospital. She also spent many years out of the country in France, Africa and Ecuador, where she carried out the mission of Bon Secours.
McCabe, a native of Philadelphia, made her final vows in Paris in 1963. A graduate of the Bon Secours School of Nursing in Baltimore, McCabe also obtained a bachelor’s degree in health services administration and a nursing home administrator’s license. In 1980, the community asked McCabe to serve at the Generalate in Rome, Italy, and while there, she studied theology. During her career, she has ministered to children with disabilities, as well as the elderly. Before moving to Marriottsville to work with the retired Sisters of Bon Secours, she managed Bon Secours Project Good Help in Miami, Fla., an outreach program serving the elderly.