Sister Catherine Mary Clarke, FSE
Sister Catherine Mary Clarke, FSE is a licensed clinical social worker and known for her ability to handle multiple challenges with a caring and loving attitude. She is the primary social worker for Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, Meriden, Connecticut. Sister Catherine Mary responds with alacrity to the needs of hospice patients and their families. Sister is also the health care consultant for the priests and brothers of the Eastern province of the Passionist Community. She also serves the Franciscan Family Care Center adoption program by meeting with couples and preparing home studies in anticipation of adoption. Sister Catherine Mary is the Director of Postulants for the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist.
A native of Georgia, Sister Catherine Mary attended Shorter College in Rome, Georgia, where she received a bachelor degree in biology. Several years later, after entering the Franciscan Sisters, she obtained a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Connecticut.
For ten years prior to being named Director of Postulants, Sister lived in Rome and worked at the Vatican Library. She also helped begin a hospice program in Rome.
Sister’s talents go beyond her excellent professional work. She is known in the Community for her baking skills, and often provides fresh baked goods for Community meals and special occasions.