Names and Numbers: 70th jubilee for Maryknoll Sister, honors for Hickory Holy Name

By Catholic Review Staff
The newest installment of Names and Numbers features an enduring Maryknoll Sister, honors for the Holy Name Society at a Harford County parish, and a “Day of Discovery” at the Cathedral school.
Years Maryknoll Sister Charlotte Hobler has given to the order. A Baltimore native, she joined Maryknoll in 1947. After serving on the formation team for the novitiate, she was assigned to the Philippines in 1965. She taught at Maryknoll College in Manila, became a registered professional nurse in New York; ministered at refugee camps in Lebanon in 1982, and a year later went to Guatemala, where she traveled by jeep to teach health and evangelize in nine parishes, then worked as a nurse educator on an AIDs team. She is back in her hometown, serving as a volunteer in the Housing Advocacy Committee in the twin parishes of Most Precious Blood and St. Anthony of Padua.



Seminarians at the Pontifical North American College in Rome receiving the ministry of acolyte Feb. 26, including Justin Gough, a second-year theology student in formation for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Gough was raised at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Baynesville, and is a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School in Towson.


Members of the Holy Name Society at St. Ignatius in Hickory, which received the Keystone Award from the National Association of the Holy Name. According to Jerry Wagner, vice president of the Hickory society, it is just the 18th honored nationally. It recognized the society’s support of its parish, scholarships for seminarians and Catholic school students, and other fund-raising activities. Carroll Pupa, president of Baltimore Archdiocese Holy Name Union, and Jim Mannion, treasurer, surprised the St. Ignatius Holy Name members with the presentation of the plaque in recognition of their activities.
The annual Baltimore Holy Name Union Convention will be held at Transfiguration Catholic Community May 6.

Years for the Penn-Mar Human Services annual Black Tie Gala, which will be held March 4 at the Hunt Valley Inn in Cockeysville. Penn-Mar Services serves more than 400 adults with developmental disabilities, and gala is held the first Saturday in March during National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. It will honor longtime Penn-Mar supporters Anne and Bob Kinsley, parishioners of St. Patrick in York, Pa. He is the chairman of Kinsley Construction Inc., which employs 1,300 and has offices in Baltimore.
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Adults who spoke to students at the School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland for its Feb. 2 Day of Discovery. Eight parents, including a transplant surgeon and a cryptologist, joined two priests, two seminarians and six religious sisters, including Oblate Sister of Providence Marcia Hall, pictured, to speak with students about their careers, ministries and the possibilities the future holds.

Children being raised by Bernadette Miller, who was recognized as the 2017 St. John’s Catholic Prep Teacher of the Year at the annual Teacher Appreciation Dinner Feb. 12, hosted FEB by the Friends of Catholic Education.
Rebuilding the Buckeystown high school’s art club and starting a chapter of the National Art Honor Society are just a couple of Miller’s accomplishments. Projects she has completed with the art club include the Memory Project, in which art club members joined a national initiative in painting the portraits of poor children living in Colombia.
Miller, pictured second from left with, from left, Bill Milani, president of the FOCE Board of Trustees; Marc Minsker, principal of St. John’s; and Michele Corr, executive director of FOCE, is a parishioner of St. Peter the Apostle in Libertytown.

Religious sisters who have collaborated on a book, “Personality and Prayer: A Reflective Journal.” Sister Bridget Connor and Sister Diane Bardol, both of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, have invited readers to discover how honoring their personality type can provide a richer and more satisfying prayer life as they navigate their spiritual journeys.
Sister Bridget, right, is a professor at the Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Education, and Sister Diane, left, is a longtime educator and former director of the P. Francis Murphy Initiative for Justice and Peace in Baltimore.
“We each establish our own way of interacting and speaking to God,” Sister Diane observed. “The preference for a way of praying is as unique as individuals.”
“Personality and Prayer” is available on Amazon.

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