We wanted to share this with you from the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System newsletter:
Today we celebrate the 60-Year Jubilee of Sr. Dorothy Brogan, CBS. Known throughout the health system for her sparkling laugh and the twinkle in her eye, Sr. Dorothy is one of the most beloved members of the Bon Secours St. Francis family. Palliative Care and HomeCare patients and their families consider her “an angel here on earth.”
Sr. Dorothy is a woman religious who has dedicated her life to the Bon Secours mission: “Good help to those in need, especially the poor and dying.” Born in Ireland, Sr. Dorothy Brogan was in her teens when her family moved to the United States. She entered the Sisters of Bon Secours in 1952 and took her final vows in 1960. She served the Congregation in many ways and in many places over the next 30 years, first as an LPN in Pennsylvania, then as vocation director for the Sisters of Bon Secours USA (1976-1980) and, beginning in 1981, as a pastoral associate in Richmond (Bon Secours Health System).
In 1992, Sr. Dorothy went to the Sisters of Bon Secours mission to minister to the poor in the moun-tainous region of Ecuador. Upon her return to the states, she participated in a Spanish parish ministry in Miami and launched a new hospice ministry. In 2000, Sr. Dorothy became hospice chaplain at Bon Secours St. Francis in Greenville.
Today, Sr. Dorothy is president of the St. Francis Foundation and chaplain for Bon Secours St. Francis Palliative Care and HomeCare programs. To commemorate Sr. Dorothy’s Jubilee Year, a special mass was celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church (and special celebrations were held at the Sisters of Bon Secours provincial house with all of the sisters of many family members). In addition, Sr. Dorothy will be profiled in an upcoming issue of The Greenville Journal (South Carolina) and will be recognized as one of Greenville’s 25 Most Beautiful Women by TALK magazine at their upcoming gala.
Congratulations Sr. Dorothy!