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
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.”