Sister Stories

SISTER KATHLEEN DALY

Sister Kathleen Daly was born in Co. Kerry, Ireland and was the youngest of four children. She was educated at the Loreto Convent and while attending high school, came to the realization that she had a vocation to religious life. Her family played a major role in the formation of her religious vocation. Sister Bertille O’Sullivan was the individual who influenced her decision to enter the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, Texas. She adds that she liked the habit with the red crown of thorns on the scapular that was worn by the Sisters in this Congregation. She made First Profession of Vows in 1950 and Perpetual Profession of Vows in 1955. 

Sister Kathleen recalls that she wanted to be a missionary, but at that time the Congregation was only in the USA. Years later her dream was fulfilled when the Congregation began its mission in Africa and she was able to minister there. 

She has served in many of the Congregation’s ministries, including several schools in Texas, Louisiana, and Utah. She also was the Formation 

Director for the Novices and Director of Forest Edge Kindergarten School in Kenya. She is currently in ministry at Dignity Health’s Medical Center in San Bernardino, California. Sister Kathleen says that she has enjoyed every ministry and was especially touched by her experience in Kenya. Making her Final Profession was the most memorable moment of her life as a religious. 

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