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Provincial Adminstration

2013 ~ 2019

Prov Admin

Sisters: Mary Elizabeth Lloyd, Patricia Pompa, Ascenza Tizzano, Laura Longo, Elizabeth Calello

ascenza redoneSister Ascenza  brings a wide range of experience to her office of Provincial Superior.  She started her ministry as a classroom teacher for her first twelve years.   This teaching experience prepared her for the role of principal, which she held for eighteen years. She returned to Villa Walsh in 1988 and continues to reside at the Filippini Motherhouse. In this span of time, the ministries given her varied.  They included Education Coordinator, Superior of Villa Walsh, and Provincial Superior.   During this term of office, Sister Ascenza was part of the team for the construction of Saint Joseph Hall (Home Health Care Center for the Sisters) and the renovation of Freytag Hall, two exciting endeavors. After completing her term as Provincial, Sister Ascenza was Delegate for Religious in the Diocese of Metuchen and assisted in the development office for the Province of Saint Lucy. Asked to chair the Centennial Celebration for the Province in 2010 was a challenging responsibility, but a privileged one.  In August 2013, Sister Ascenza was re-elected Provincial Superior.

Sister Ascenza brings to her role the lived experience of the life of a Filippini Sister for over fifty years.  She holds sacred the gift of her Consecrated Life, and is grateful that she lives this as a Religious Teacher Filippini. In these difficult and challenging days, it is important to her that the Community continues to grow in holiness and in number, so the mission given to the sisters may impact the lives of the People of God, fulfilling the ultimate goal to give honor and glory to God.

pompa Sister Patricia has enjoyed her ministry in Catholic education serving as teacher and administrator for most of her religious life. Her love for music was evidenced through her ministry as Music Director of Villa Walsh Academy preparing students for Liturgical worship, concerts and musicales. Sister also shares her gift of music as organist for the Religious Teachers Filippini. In 1990 Sister Patricia was appointed Principal of Villa Walsh Academy. In addition, Sister Patricia served as Provincial Councilor and Provincial Secretary for the Religious Teachers Filippini from 2001 to 2007. In 2013, she was elected to the Provincial Council once again and continues to serve as Principal of Villa Walsh Academy.    

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Sister Laura  was principal of St. Jerome School, West Long Branch, N. She founded two elementary schools, St. Brigid, School, Peapack/Far Hills, NJ and Holy Family School, Lakewood, NJ with an enrollment of 900 students.

In 2001, Sister founded Siena New Hope Home in response to a need to provide a safe haven for children. Sister authored ”The Youngest Survivors, which focuses on the story of the plights of many children who are neglected. The book serves as a teaching/reminder tool on the important values of life such as love, respect, and forgiveness to help children gain a greater understanding of their own spirituality.

Sister is eternally grateful to our Heavenly Father for the gift of her calling to the Religious Life, which enables her through the Holy Spirit to fulfill God’s loving design.

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Presently, Sister Mary Elizabeth  serves on the Leadership Team as Councilor and Secretary. Sister  began her religious teaching as an elementary and high school Science teacher, a responsibility she had for many years. After receiving her doctorate from Columbia University in Nutrition and Public Health, she worked at Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

In 1994, Sister Mary Elizabeth responded to the Community’s need for an International Mission Office Director, a position she still holds today. Her ministry includes working with and helping to provide for the sisters, women and children at the Filippini Missions in Albania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, India and Brazil. In 2008, in recognition of her service to the Church and children, the Path to Peace Foundation bestowed upon Sister. Mary Elizabeth Lloyd, MPF, the title Servitor Pacis, "Servant of Peace." Sister works not only to provide God’s love, food, clothing, and an education for the children but most of all to give these children a future of peace. Sister Mary Elizabeth wrote a book entitled AIDS Orphans Rising, to bring awareness to the plight of the child headed households. Learn more at www.aidsorphansrising.org.

calello Sister Elizabeth serves as Councilor on the Leadership Team of the Religious Teachers Filippini.  In addition to her present role as Principal at St. Bartholomew School, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Sister Elizabeth is Director of Ministries for the Province of St. Lucy. Prior to these appointments, Sister Elizabeth’s ministry in Catholic school education spans several dioceses and archdioceses: Philadelphia, Newark, Trenton, Camden, Cleveland, and Albany. She has served as principal for 22 years.  In 2014, Sister Elizabeth was the recipient of the Alumna of the Year from Assumption College for Sisters.  Sister Elizabeth continues to encourage students within a faith-filled environment to: strive academically, build character, and achieve their goals.  

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