She is one of the most fortunate, and best looking, women on the planet. Angelina Jolie’s secret tip for staying that way? Living life to its fullest – and hanging with her and Brad Pitt's household of children.
Born in Jersey City to Thomas and Anna Marie (Kielty) Bradshaw, Sister Eileen entered the Sisters of Charity on October 1, 1951. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from the College of Saint Elizabeth and a Master of Arts degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame. Sister Eileen shared her extraordinary gifts as a teacher, administrator, community organizer and fundraiser serving at Saint Peter’s School in New Brunswick, East Orange Catholic High School in East Orange, Saint Columba Parish and Neighborhood Club in Newark, and Saint Vincent Academy in Newark. At Saint Vincent’s, she was a teacher, principal, and vital member of the development team. Sister Eileen was first and foremost a teacher - accessible, encouraging, patient and kind, yet demanding. These attributes served her well in and out of the classroom as a formidable fundraiser for the Sisters of Charity’s Faith Works campaign and Saint Vincent’s Building on Tradition and Today & Tomorrow campaigns. Sister Eileen worked full time in Saint Vincent Academy’s development office as the Director of Alumnae Affairs while serving as the Chair of the Mathematics Department. In 2009, the Prudential Foundation established the Arthur F. Ryan Chair in Mathematics at SVA and Sister Eileen was named as founding holder. Her courageous spirit during her illness mobilized SVA’s prizewinning ‘Team Eileen,’ the largest school group ever in the Susan B. Komen Foundation’s Walk For The Cure in Branch Brook Park, Newark. Proud always of her Irish roots, Sister Eileen enjoyed her role as Deputy Grand Marshall of the Newark St. Patrick’s Day parade in March 2005. On May 23, 2009, in Emmitsburg, Maryland, the Seton Legacy of Charity Bicentennial Medal was awarded to Sister Eileen in recognition of her ‘unwavering faith in the providence of God and a deep love of the Eucharist that are the source and strength from which she lived a life of boundless charity in the spirit of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.’ Sister Eileen is survived by the Sisters of Charity and three loving sisters Anne O’Brien of Boston, MA., Marie Feeney of Edison, NJ, and Patricia Brown of Lake Worth, FL; her sister-inlaw Joan Quinn Bradshaw (widow of Thomas J. Bradshaw) and brother-in-law William Brown; fifteen nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews; and many faithful friends
“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.”—Anatole France (via weallseekthetruth) (via quote-book)
Acting young, or being childish as it’s mostly considered, is the oft-overlooked positive trait. At least that’s what I think so. Scoff all you want, but I still find simple things fascinating. Heck, give me a stuffed toy and I can create a fantasy island. I’ve yet to lose touch with my kiddish side, and that’s what makes my world magical (in my mind). You should be the one ashamed of growing up, thinking you’ve outgrown all things mindless.
I barely saw the inside of my house this weekend, which was fine by me. I wish I could be out of it more but that’s another story.
Friday night my sister, her friend Arielle and myself trekked into the city with the impending tornado that rained on us just as we were entering the city via the PATH train. We got to WTC and ended up having to buy umbrellas at the news stand before we figured out that the rain had stopped.
Off we went to the Silk Road Palace restaurant that serves you wine until you literally have to tell them to stop. We met up with about 4 other people for dinner, and it was so chaotic! The restaurant was packed, and the seating was so tight that one of our dinner-mates got the side-eye every time she needed to leave her seat.
We had a really good dinner and I was happy to hang out with Nick and Zach because they’re so delightful. We laughed practically the whole time we were eating. They’re lots of fun.
Earlier in the day we had a girls outing to see [Inception] (I’m totally mixing up adventures, lol) for the second time! The dissecting that was taking place would’ve made three of my professors proud! Lol All those film classes were good for something! I’m ready for my third viewing of the film because I look at different elements of the film each time. And plus the film is full of good-looking people, so it really is an all-around enjoyable experience. I hope Leonardo gets some appreciation for this film. I feel like people overlook his talent. He never plays the same characters, and he’s got this way about him that I can’t put properly put into words right now…
Update: Yeah we watched Inception for the second time on Thursday night. On Friday afternoon we ventured to Kerasotes to watch Salt! (Angelina Jolie is such a G!) But the rest of the post about our venture is factual. (I think). lol
The Branch Brook Park Alliance announces its 2010 “Under the Stars” free Summer Series, taking place this summer in the Meadow in Essex County Branch Brook Park. For maximum comfort, bring blankets and/or chairs!
I had no idea that was going on. I work downtown and you’d think I’d at least hear a whisper about something cool like this… you’d be wrong. lol I guess that’s what the internet is for.