Graduation Speaker

Sister Rosamond Blanchet, RSHM

A native of New Jersey and long time resident of New York City, Sr. Rosamond Blanchet attended Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY, where she came to know the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. After graduation, Sr. Roz, as she is often called, entered the congregation and professed her first vows in 1964 and perpetual vows in 1969. She received her Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, New York City 1973. Her early years of ministry were spent in elementary education, as teacher and administrator in two different parish schools in New York.  Subsequently, she also engaged in social work involved with teenage girls with Good Shepherd Services in New York City, and served as pastoral assistant in Holy Cross parish, in Rumson, New Jersey.

However, most of Sr. Roz’s ministry has been in formation and leadership. Having studied theology and religious formation, Sr. Roz served as Directress of Formation 1982-1988, Provincial Councillor 1997-2003, and Provincial Superior 2003-2009 of the Eastern American Province. She was also active in the New York Archdiocese in her ministry as Associate Vicar for Religious 2009-2013, before being elected RSHM General Superior and lived in the Generalate in Rome, Italy from 2013-2019. She has now returned to New York.


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