“I love being a Sister of St. Joseph. Our charism of union has drawn me more deeply into the reality and consciousness that ‘we are all one.’ For me, it has been a grace-filled, life-giving call.”
Sister Sharon has served in several leadership positions, including a previous, 10-year tenure on the Leadership Team (1998-2008); Executive Director of Girls Hope of Pittsburgh (2009-12); and principal of Mount Gallitzin Academy (1978-90) and Ambridge Area Catholic (1993-98). She co-established Pets with Heart, a pet therapy outreach of the congregation, and enjoys visits – especially to retired sisters – with her therapy dog, Buster.
The faith of her parents and grandparents inspired Sister Sharon to enter religious life. Her interests include spending time with family and friends, gardening, reading and technology.
Distinguished by her compassion and integrity, Sister Sharon draws on a holistic and prayerful approach to decision-making. She is guided by the Congregation’s “directional statement” that promotes nonviolence, affirms the dignity of all people, and respects Creation.
“These are words that I pray to live by each and every day.”