Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Irmã Jane Dwyer

Sister Jane Dwyer is a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur who was born in Brighton, MA on June 15, 1940. She moved to Hawaii when she was 6 years of age. She made her first communion in Star of the Sea Parish, Honolulu, Hawaii where she met SNDs from Massachusetts. Later the family returned to Pennsylvania and Jane graduated from Notre Dame, Moylan, PA in 1958. She went to Penn State, and studied in Strasbourg, France during her senior year. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame on September 8, 1963, on the same day she participated in the “I have a dream” march of Martin Luther King in Washington, DC.

Sr. Jane has been in Brazil since January 20, 1972. She realizes that the people living in poverty in Brazil have taught her very much. In her reflection, she speaks from her concrete experience of living and ministering with and among the people. She acknowledges her gratitude to the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur for the privilege of her Mission during 40 years in Brazil.

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