On Sunday, August 6, Sister Mary Kelley Rush made her Profession of Perpetual Vows as a Sister of Notre Dame. The Rite of Perpetual Profession was celebrated at mass with Rev. Michael Woost, STL, as the celebrant. The Feast of the Transfiguration coincided with the celebration of the Profession of Perpetual Vows bringing together two beautiful and memorable occasions.
Sister Mary Kelley entered the Sisters of Notre Dame on August 15, 2009. She is the daughter of Neal and Carol (Serraglio) Rush. Sister Kelley graduated from Berea High School and then earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Corrections, with a License in Social Work from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. She also graduated with a Masters of Education with a licensure in Moderate to Mild Disabilities from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. In 2017, Sister Kelley was certified as a Spiritual Director from the Ignatian Institute of Spirituality from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.
Currently, Sister Kelley is Vocation Director for the Sisters of Notre Dame, Spiritual Director and Retreat Director.
One of Sister Kelley’s favorite scripture quotes that she lives by is, “I have been crucified with Christ, I no longer live but Christ lives in me” Galations 2:20. Sister Maureen Spillane, Director of Temporary Professed expressed, “It is with great joy and gratitude for the life and service of Sister Mary Kelley that we gather to celebrate. She has been a gift to us and we say, thank you.”