Bernadette Marie Cappola
“The Traveling Nun Who Came to a Stop”
In 1964, I entered the Sisters of St. Mary in Kenmore, New York. At the time the community was a teaching order. In 34 years in the Order I have taught 3 year olds to 8th grade in Kenmore, Buffalo and Binghamton, NY; in Lowell, MA; Sumter, SC. I also worked with the Inuits (Eskimos) in the Northwest Territory in Canada for four summers.
Believing God was calling me to “something more”, I asked my community to send me to Lebh Shomea, Texas a House of Spirituality for 2 years and then to Eskadale in the Highlands of Scotland for one and half years, where I taught religion and worked in a winery in a castle. That more which God was calling me to was Contemplative LIfe. I entered the Poor Clare Monastery in Greenville, SC in 1998 where my outer journey came to a stop. But in my inner Spiritual Journey, God continues to lead me to places I have never experienced before.
Sr. Bernadette Marie Cappola