Sister Mary Rose Golden, RDC
Sr. Mary Rose and her three siblings were raised in the Bronx, NY, where they attended Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School. Sr. Rose graduated from the Academy Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in 1942, and entered the Divine Compassion Community in 1943. In 1954, Sister graduated with a BA in English from Good Counsel College, and obtained a NYS Certification in English. Sr. Rose earned a Masters in Education from St. John’s University in 1973.
Sr. Rose’s ministry in education began in 1945 at Good Counsel Elementary School, where she was a teacher for first and second grade students. Sr. Rose remained in elementary school education, teaching at St. Lawrence O’Toole, St. Bernard’s, Sacred Heart, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and St. Frances de Chantal in the Bronx. Sister was a religious education teacher at St. Patrick’s in Armonk, and Principal at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Sacred Heart and Good Counsel Academy Elementary Schools.
Sr. Rose was also the Director of the Good Counsel Convent Formation of Sisters. Sr. Rose’s calm, peaceful and loving presence is a gift to all she meets. A force for good, Sister is grateful for the love of her family, RDC Community and so many others she credits for deepening her spiritual life. Ever gentle and graceful, Sister continues to be fired up with the charism of compassion and prays for the needs of others whom she “trusts are ever in the heart of God and so, all will be well.”