Sr. Marcella de Marie Immaculée recently celebrated 70 years of religious life with The Little Sisters of the Poor and what a fine example she sets of humility and of an inner beauty that you can catch radiating through her twinkling Irish eyes. Sr. Marcella was born in Ireland, as her laughter-tinged Irish brogue would indicate, in 1920. She became a Little Sister in 1945 in Ireland, and then later relocated to the U.S.
She spent time in many of our Homes in the U.S. including Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh, and eventually landed in our Somerville Home. As a young Sister, she used to help distribute medications to residents, in addition to the many daily tasks that were required of her to keep the home running. Today, you can often find her consoling and comforting the Residents. When asked how she is doing, her favorite reply seems to be, “Still keeping going, just like everyone else” spoken with that beautiful Irish brogue.
To celebrate this great milestone, in addition to Mass she enjoyed a lovely afternoon out, visiting some Irish shops for some authentic Irish scones and blood sausages. We are so blessed to have Sr. Marcella as part of the Somerville Home and wish her many more years of joy-filled service to the Elderly and kinship with so many in our Home. “Keep going, Sr. Marcella !”