Assemblywoman Galef Celebrates 100 Years of Maryknoll Sisterhood on her “Dear Sandy” TV Show

The latest installment of Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s television program “Dear Sandy” celebrates and explores the rich history of the Maryknoll Sisterhood. Maryknoll, based locally in Ossining, is preparing to honor its centennial anniversary in January 2012. Galef is joined by Sister Ann Hayden and Sister Anastasia Lott to discuss how they plan on celebrating this exciting milestone on a global and local level, as well as to reflect upon the growth of the Sisterhood in the past 100 years. Established in 1912, the Maryknoll Sisters became the first group of Catholic Sisters in the US to dedicate their time and services to foreign countries. The Sisters share their personal experiences overseas and the difficult and dangerous challenges they faced in trying to provide health, education, and religious services. Galef discusses with the sisters how Maryknoll grew from originally serving only China into an extensive worldwide organization. Sister Ann and Sister Anastasia explain their strong underlying philosophy of serving the community. However, they make note of the importance of addressing local issues that affect the community and the environment as well, such as hydrofracking. “Sister Ann and Sister Anastasia represent a wonderful religious establishment that is vital to improving the world and reminds us of the importance of helping others,” Galef said. “We are so lucky to have Maryknoll’s presence in Ossining and look forward to celebrating this important anniversary with them.” To learn more, tune in to cable television at the following dates and times. “Maryknoll 100 Years” airs as follows: Cablevision
Fridays, November 25, December 2, 9 & 16
at 9:00 P.M. on
Ossining and Peekskill Channel 15

(Briarcliff, Ossining, Scarborough, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton, Garrison, Montrose, Peekskill, Philipstown South, Verplanck)
Wappingers Falls Channel 21
(Cold Spring, Philipstown North)
Yorktown Channel 74

(Lake Peekskill, Putnam Valley) Comcast
Fridays, November 25, December 2 & 9
at 7:30 pm
Carmel, Kent, Mahopac & Putnam Valley Channel 8

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