Sister Estelle (Sister Paul) Barelli

Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (ASCJ)
Jubilee year: 
50th profession
Birth name: 
Bronx, N.Y.
First profession: 
Final profession: 

Bachelor's in English, Fordham University, New York

Master's in education, Fordham University

Diploma in spirituality, Pontifical University St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome

Service in the archdiocese: 

Teacher, Our Lady of Good Counsel School, St. Louis, 1974-76

Teacher, St. Joseph School, St. Louis, 1988-90

Service outside of the archdiocese: 

Teacher, Our Lady of Pompeii, New York, 1966-69; 1976-78; 1979-84; 2008-10

Teacher, St. Vitus School, New Castle, Pa., 1969-74; 1990-93

Teacher, St. Charles Borromeo School, Sacramento, Calif., 1978-79

Teacher, St. Joseph School, New York, 1984-88

Teacher, Our Lady of Mount Virgin, Middlesex, N.J., 1994-95 

Teacher, Sacred Heart Private School, Bronx, N.Y., 1995-97; 2006-08

Teacher Santa Maria School, Bronx, 1997-2000

Nurses’ aide/general assistance, Sacred Heart Manor, Hamden, Conn.,  2000-03; 2012-present

Tutoring/school assistant, Clelian Heights, Greensburg, Pa, 2003-06; 2010-12

About me: 

Sister Estelle’s ministry has been in teaching and assisting the retired sisters at Sacred Heart Manor, Hamden, Conn. Her deep love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus is revealed by her prayerful spirit and gentle nature in caring for those in her ministry and in her outreach to those in homeless shelters, soup kitchens and immigrant services.