Sister Ann Marie Cappello, SSJ – 60 years

Sister Ann Marie Cappello, SSJ, formerly Sister Francetta, entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from Sacred Heart parish in Erie.  She currently ministers as SSJ Mission Effectiveness Coordinator and Co-director of the SSJ Associates.  Previously, she taught at Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of Peace, St. John the Baptist, St. Andrew, Holy Rosary, and St. Ann schools in Erie as well as St. Leo, Ridgway, and St. Bernard, Bradford.  She also taught at Villa Maria College and Gannon University.  She earned a BS in Elementary Education from Villa Maria College and a Master’s in Education/Reading from Edinboro University where she was also certified as a reading specialist and studied Library Science.  Additional studies and workshops included Gifted Education, Communications, and she participated in the Leadership Erie program and the Weber Experience Sabbatical Program. In recent years, the Consensus Statement of the Sisters of St. Joseph has become an inspiration and source of frequent reflection for me. Sister Ann Marie says that the Sisters of St. Joseph Consensus Statement is a constant reminder of the day to day striving for the “more” – the profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction.

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