With masks, social distancing, and temperature checks, and despite the risk of thunderstorms, sisters at Marymount Convent in Tarrytown, New York, held a festive 100th birthday celebration for Sr. Canice Walsh.
The presider at Mass in the Chapel was Father Andrew King, master of ceremonies at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, who, in 7th grade, was a student of Sr. Canice’s. Mass was followed by lunch and a dessert party with a cake depicting Sr. Canice’s beloved area of Ireland. Presentations included a special birthday blessing, a song by Sr. Bea celebrating Sr. Canice’s life, and of course “Happy Birthday,” after which Sr. Canice conveyed her thanks to all who created her celebration.
Sr. Canice has been an incredible gift to the RSHM and to the many hundreds of young people to whom she has ministered all these years, fulfilling our mission “that all may have life.” We are filled with gratitude! Ad multos annos!Sr. Joanne Safian
Sr. Canice Walsh would like to thank all those who made her 100th birthday celebration such a joyful event. She was delighted to see some of her former students and loved Sr. Bea McMahon’s creative song. Sr. Canice is very grateful for the many good wishes, masses and gifts received. Much gratitude goes to Sr. Kathleen Cummins, Susannah Alao, Marianne Walsh and Donna Ruperto for planning every detail of the celebration and creating a very festive environment. Thank you also to Paola Castillo for the video of birthday greetings and to Ade Alao and Sr. Joanne Safian for capturing the festivities in video and photo. Blessings and good health, Canice, as you continue to celebrate one hundred years.Sr. Margaret Hoyne