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Sister Rosalie was born in Humbermouth, the middle child of Frances and Michael Carey’s 11 children. She attended All Hallows School, the Annex, until Grade Nine, and graduated from St. Bernard's Academy in 1957.

She entered the Presentation Congregation in September of 1957 and was accepted by the Congregation for Final Vows in 1968.

Sister Rosalie taught in Stephenville, St John's, Torbay, Harbour Grace and Avondale. After her retirement from Education Ministry in 1992, she worked as a volunteer in Roncalli High School in Avondale, serving as a pastoral presence.

In 1997 Sister Rosalie began her ministry to people who suffer from mental illness and worked at Xavier House for the next seventeen years as Administrator of this very special  home that is owned and operated by the Presentation Congregation.

Besides her undergraduate degrees, Sister holds a  Masters Degree in School Administration from the University of Maine, USA and a Masters Degree in Pastoral Theology from St. Michaels's University in Vermont, USA.

Sister credits the deep faith of her parents as the catalyst for her call to Consecrated Life, saying that her call was “nurtured by my parents whose deep faith was part and parcel of my childhood.” She says that from her  earliest memory she wanted to be a Sister and “knew in the depth of my being that this was what I was to do with my life.”

We thank Sister Rosalie for accepting the ministry of Director of Parish Life for Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Piccadilly.

Please join in praying for Sister Rosalie and the people of Piccadilly as they journey together and learn to listen and discern what God is calling them to do and be.