St. Mary's Convent
St. Mary's Convent at St. Mary's Hospital
St. Mary's Convent - The Poor Servants of the Mother of God
The Convent of The Poor Servants of the Mother of God
A stone sent from Ireland adorned St. Mary's Convent, Sister Loretta O'Connor, above, said it reads "1100,000 Blessings", from an Irish blessing: 1100,000 blessings at your door.
Sister Mary Coughlan, above, and the other sisters started and ended each day In the convent's chapel. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the priest at St. Anthony's Catholic Church In Norton, held 7:30 a.m. mass in the chapel and sometimes 5 p.m. weekday mass was held there. Pictures of the sisters who have served in Norton lined the walls of the St. Mary's Convent. Sr. Agnes Gabrielle's funeral was the only funeral service that was held in the chapel. This chapel was always simple, elegant, and peaceful.
Since, they could not afford architect fees, Sister Anne Christina asked Denise Gabriele to design and prepare the floor plans for the St. Mary’s Convent. After meeting with Sr. Anne Christina and Sr. Cecilia, Denise prepared a set of plans that would both meet the Sisters' needs and give the nuns a peaceful and loving home. Sinicrope Construction built the building that served as the convent.
Denise Gabriele said, "I found it a true honor to give them back something very special. As an act of love, at no cost to them, I prepared for The Poor Servants the plans needed to build a home for rest and comfort, and a chapel to pray and celebrate God. To this day, I can honestly say the proudest project that I have ever prepared were the floor plans of St. Mary’s Convent."
bless the corners of this house,
bless each door that opens wide
bless the rooftree overhead,
Bless Our Home
May your blessing come to rest on our
home and all of us.