Mother Aloysia Lowe, our Hometown Hero!
Community leaders and citizens gathered at Saint Clair Park on Saturday, May 15, 2021, to honor Hometown Heroes whose pictures are featured on banners posted throughout Greensburg and South Greensburg. The “Hero” banners honor veterans, police, first responders, and our own Mother Aloysia Lowe, whose image appears at five city locations. The celebration of heroes who generously served our country and local community was hosted by the Greensburg Community Development Council (GCDC). Ashley Kertes, Executive Director of GCDC, invited Sister Mary Norbert Long be a guest speaker at the event. Sister Mary Norbert explained to the audience how Mother Aloysia Lowe served the Greensburg community and how the fruits of her good work continue today.
“The heroes we are honor today are from recent times as well as from the past. The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill hero is Mother Aloysia Lowe.
“150 years ago, six women under the leadership of Mother Aloysia Lowe traveled from Cincinnati to Western Pennsylvania to lay the foundation for the Sisters of Charity.
“In settling the congregation in Greensburg, Mother Aloysia Lowe and the Sisters of Charity brought educational, economical, cultural, and spiritual elements to the Greensburg community that have helped shape Greensburg’s successes in the past and continue to do so in the present and future.
“Ministries that have met the needs of the changing world such as Memory Care and Daycare Centers, the educational legacy of Seton Hill University and numerous parochial schools, social justice concerns, food bank support, and interfaith activities are examples of ways the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill reach out to the local community. We look forward to being a vibrant part of the Greensburg community in the future through ministries that help meet the needs of the changing world.
“The Sisters of Charity are grateful that Mother Aloysia Lowe wisely chose Greensburg to be the home for the Sister of Charity Community. Mother Aloysia Lowe’s spirituality, wisdom and business acumen set the tone for subsequent generations of influential women religious who follow her in serving the educational, healthcare, and social service needs of the communities near and far. The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill are proud and grateful to be a part of the Greensburg Community.”
– Sister Mary Norbert Long