Sister Eileen Davey, Holy Union’s new Board Member will be attending her first UNANIMA International Meeting from March 7 to 9th in New York City. After ministering for seventeen years in Haiti, Eileen returned to the United States in July. Her introduction to Holy Union Sisters was at Immaculate Conception School in Astoria, New York. Her Holy Union education continued up to her entrance in 1961.
After several years of teaching primary grade children in parish schools, she obtained a Masters’ Degree in Early Childhood Education. This prepared Eileen for her ministry in Haiti where she directed the Nutrition Centre in St. Louis de Monforte Parish in Port au Prince for seventeen years.
As Holy Union’s Board Member, Eileen will attend two board meetings in New York City each year. This March in addition to the Board Meeting, she will attend the 63rd annual meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women. In the future she will also attend other UN Commission Meetings to learn about the work of the United Nations. Throughout the year, she will communicate Updates from UNANIMA International through the link persons in each area of the Congregation.
When she was asked to serve as Holy Union’s Board Member, what helped Eileen to accept was her experience in Haiti. “Being outside my own culture and living in an international community with Holy Union Sisters from France, Ireland and Cameroon has enabled me to take on this congregational service” Eileen said. The opportunity to widen her knowledge of the world and meet people of many different nationalities and cultures will help her to be an active member of the UNANIMA Board.
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