By Sister Mary Patricia Driscoll

On January 31, 2017, at the Abe & Annie Sei-bel Foundation Wing at Galveston College, Sisters Rachel O’Keeff e and Mary Patricia Driscoll attended the Third Annual President’s Reception. Th e Reception recognized Donors and Scholarship Recipients. The Sister Mary Agnesita Brosnan Memorial/Morgan Humphries Scholarship was awarded to three students who are enrolled in the associate’s degree nursing program (ADN). This award was established by St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary in memory of Sister Mary Agnesita.

Galveston College is celebrating 50 years of ser-vice and W. Myles Shelton, President of the College, recognized the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word on its Sesquicentennial Celebration and the great contribution the Sisters have made to the people of Galveston. Th e Sisters met a couple who created the Peter Andrew Sunseri Scholarship in memory of their son Peter who was killed in an automobile accident. Th ey also learned that the mother (Andrea Sunseri) is a niece of Fr. Frank Lagana, known to many of our Sisters. Andrea told us that Fr. Lagana and four of his siblings were raised at St. Mary’s Orphanage follow-ing the death of their parents who died in the flu epidemic of 1918.  Th ey also met two nursing instructors, one who worked in CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth’s in Beaumont, Texas and the other who worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Galveston.  Th e history of the Congregation lives on as we continue to recognize all of God’s blessings, especially during the celebration of the the Sesquicentennial.  

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Sisters Mary Patricia Driscoll and Rachel O’Keeffe met two recipients of the Sister Mary Agnesita Brosnan Memorial/Morgan Humphries Scholarship.

Sisters Rachel O’Keeffe and Mary Patricia Driscoll met the parents of Peter Andrew Sunseri. Th e couple created the Peter Andrew Sunseri  Scholarship to honor their son’s memory.

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