Former SHU Employee Sr. Margaret Palliser Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Sr. Margaret Palliser

News Story: July 21, 2014

Sr. Margaret Palliser, former assistant vice president for Mission and director of the Center for Mission Education and Reflection, at Sacred Heart University, recently celebrated her Golden Jubilee as a member of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, N.Y. She was one of 12 jubilarians and was chosen by the others to offer the reflection during the Liturgy.

A native of St. Louis, Palliser entered the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill in 1964 and professed her final vows in 1974. She earned a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences from St. Thomas Aquinas College, a master’s in music education from Boston University and STB, STL and STD degrees in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome, Italy.

She taught in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, N.Y.; at Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville, N.Y.; and in the Archdiocese of New York at Thorpe Secretarial School in Manhattan, St. Martin of Tours School in the Bronx and in Rockland County at Rosary Academy, St. Anthony School, St. Augustine School and St. Paul School. In addition, she has taught at Fordham University, Mount St. Mary College and St. Thomas Aquinas College. From 2009-2012, she was the editor of Living with Christ and is now a contributing editor. In 2010, she was elected to congregational leadership for the Dominican Sisters and is presently serving in this capacity at Dominican Convent in Sparkill.

Among the more than 500 guests attending the Golden Jubilee were Palliser’s eight brothers and sisters who traveled from St. Louis, Illinois and Ohio.