Northeast

Sister Irene HoloweskoSister Irene Holowesko

65-year Jubilarian

Entered: September 8, 1952 – Madison, Connecticut

Current Ministry: Volunteer; prayer ministry

Motto: Jesus is silent


After many happy years in education, a stint in finance, and the privilege of working in health care administration on behalf of my sisters, I've "retired" to wonderful years of community service and other endeavors. Some of these have been brief, some part-time, others have required a lot of time and energy; some have been paid positions, some volunteer. All have been interesting and rewarding, however, and, I hope, a service to others.

I  also had, during these "retirement" years, the opportunity to spend time with Sister Marie Ahern before she passed away, at her ministry at H.O.M.E. (Homeworkers Organized for More Employment) in Maine, and to travel with her to Guatemala. I have also been able to travel with family to Poland. There is life after retirement! I am grateful to God, my family, my Community, my friends, and all the wonderful people with whom I have lived and worked.

If you would like to send Sister Irene your congratulations, please sign the Jubilarian guestbook. If you wish to give tribute to her with a gift to the Sisters of Mercy, please click here to donate securely online. An acknowledgement of your gift will be sent to Sister Irene.