Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Sister Mary Boretti

Mary Boretti was born in Medford, MA in 1951, as the youngest child and only girl in a family of 5 children. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur on September 2, 1972 and she made her First Vows on June 18, 1975.

Sister Mary graduated from Salem State College in Salem, MA with a B.S. in Education. She taught Junior High School for several years before receiving her Masters’ degree from the Institute of Formative Spirituality at Duquesne University in Pittsburg, PA in 1982. Later, in 1996 she received a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Center for Religious Development in Cambridge, MA.

In the late 1980’s, she co-directed the Spiritual Life Office at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Birmingham, Alabama where she and another SNDdeN were responsible for youth and young adult ministry. Together, these two Sisters developed adult education programs. During the past 20 years, Sr. Mary has served primarily in the ministry of spiritual direction and retreat work, as well as formation and leadership ministries within the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

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