Northeast

Sister Frances (Timothea) RileySister Timothea Riley

70-year Jubilarian

Entered: September 8, 1949 – Cumberland, Rhode Island

Current Ministry: Holy Name School volunteer; Prayer and Presence

Motto: To Jesus through Mary


I had always admired the Sisters of Mercy and was especially inspired by Sister Rita Kiernan. I would stop and visit her on my way home from school. I have enjoyed all my years in the Mercy Community and being involved in the Mercy ministry of education. I have taught all grades from kindergarten to grade 8 and enjoyed each one. I opened St. John's School in Attleboro, Massachusetts, and we started classes even before the building was completed. I loved all the children, every grade, but I definitely thought the boys were easier to handle than the girls. I have wonderful memories of my Mercy years and now am enjoying a quieter ministry at Landmark Assisted Living Center.

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