On August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, three Sisters of Christian Charity — Sister Mathilde DeLucy, Sister Bridget Harakal and Sister Clara Kim — made their perpetual profession of vows during a Mass at the Chapel of Mary Immaculate at Mallinckrodt Convent in Mendham, N.J. Sister Mathilde, formerly Katie DeLucy, is a 2011 graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg.
Bishop Kevin J. Sweeney of Paterson, New Jersey, was the celebrant. The Sisters made their vows into the hands of Sister Joann Marie Aumand, Provincial Superior of the Eastern Province of the Sisters of Christian Charity. Later that day, Bishop James F. Checchio of Metuchen, New Jersey, presided over Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction.
Sister Mathilde DeLucy was born in Scranton, and attended Holy Name of Jesus Parish and School, and graduated from Bishop McDevitt. She earned an associate in arts degree from Assumption College for Sisters in Denville, New Jersey, and a bachelors degree with a double major in Music Education and Catholic Studies from Seton Hall University. Sister Mathilde teaches music at St. Francis Cathedral School in Metuchen.
Sister Bridget Harakal is from Schnecksville, Pa., and is a graduate of Parkland High School in Allentown. She teaches third grade at St. Francis Cathedral School in Metuchen.
Sister Clara Kim was born in Busan, South Korea. She trained in the Clinical Pastoral Education programs at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, St. Mary’s Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa., and Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey. Sister Clara is currently a hospital chaplain in Cedar Grove, New Jersey.
The Sisters of Christian Charity were founded in 1849 in Paderborn, Germany, by Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt. They are an international community with Sisters serving in the United States, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Germany and the Philippines.
In the United States, the Sisters of Christian Charity serve in the Archdioceses of Newark, N.J.; New York, N.Y.; Philadelphia, Chicago and New Orleans; and in the Dioceses of Harrisburg, Allentown, Scranton and Toledo.
From the Sisters of Christian Charity