deeds are this nun’s habit
following is from a newspaper clip on Sr. Paulette LoMonaco
when she received the New York Post’s Leadership Liberty
a young Sister of the Good Shepherd in 1969, Sister Paulette
LoMonaco joined the family-oriented Good Shepherd Services to
set up a home for young women who’d been abused or neglected
by their families.
was a residential program, which was innovative at the time.
Thirty-three years later, Sister Paulette is the Director of
Good Shepherd Services, a Manhattan-based non-profit organization
that runs two dozen programs that directly affect about 10,000
at-risk children and their families, ranging from foster-care
prevention projects to domestic violence education classes.
The residential program for young women is in its fourth decade
and still thriving. Good Shepherd Services help keep poor families
together and gives them options.
‘Sister Paulette is a Catholic nun but she could easily
be the CEO of a large corporation,” said Chuck Dohrenwend,
a volunteer at Good Shepherd Services, who nominated her for
the New York Post’s Leadership Liberty Medal. “Instead,
she chooses to be with the kids and they love her."