Sister Helen Martin 70th Jubilee

Sister Helen Martin, GNSH

Helen Martin began life in Ogdensburg, NY as one of 5 children.

After graduation from St. Mary's Academy high school in 1948, Helen entered the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart

Postulant Sister Anne Joseph
Sister Anne Joseph

After finishing her Bachelor Degree from D'Youville College (1954), Sister Helen studied Library Science at Villanova University (MSLS 1972)

From 1976-1994 Sister Helen served as Reference and circulation librarian at Wadhams Hall Seminary College where she was also a full time faculty member contributing to the formation of the seminarians.

Fr. Stephen Rocker presents a copy of his book to Sr. Helen at Wadhams Hall

In her early years as a Sister, Helen taught in elementary schools in Lowell, Massachusetts, Atlanta, Georgia, Depew and Potsdam, New York. Prior to her ministry at Wadhams Hall Seminary, she was librarian at Grey Nun Academy.

Vivian Lalonde with Sr. Helen Martin, librarians at Wadhams Hall Seminary.

“Librarians are teachers, always interested in sharing information including electronic sources as well as printed books…We are not ‘keepers of books’. It is a service profession- a ministry.”

Sister Helen Martin served as Motherhouse Librarian for over 12 years.

In her retirement, Sr. Helen Martin enjoys having extra time for both prayer and reading.

Sister Helen loves books almost as much as she loves Jesus! And, she shares BOTH loves with everyone she meets!

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