The celebration and reception honoring Sister Greco’s years of service will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 2 pm - 5 pm at Wisdom House. There will be a short program from 3:00-3:30 pm.

The public is invited to attend. Please RSVP by December 10 by calling (860) 567-3163 or emailing programs@wisdomhouse.org.

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Sister Rosemarie Greco, DW - 27 years of ministry

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center announces a celebration of gratitude for 27 years of service to Wisdom House and the Litchfield Community for retiring Executive Director, Rosemarie Greco, DW, on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 2-5 PM .

Sister Greco, a native of Brooklyn, NY, entered the novitiate of the Daughters of Wisdom in Litchfield in 1963. She holds an MA degree in Theology from Manhattan College, NY and completed Doctoral Studies in Theology at the Pontifical University Marianum, and the Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton, Ohio. She studied Liturgical Music composition at Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana. In the mid-1960s, she began composing music for the Catholic liturgy which was later published and recorded by the Daughters of Wisdom.

Prior to serving at Wisdom House, she was Diocesan Director of Religious Education in Pueblo, Colorado, lecturer in church history, Katigondo National Seminary and Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda and Catechist Trainer in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY. Sister Greco’s homily commentaries and scripture reflections have been published by the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, Quest (Archdiocese of Hartford), and other pastoral ministry publications and aired on WJMJ 88.9 FM. She was the Wisdom Correspondent for Hartford's Conference of Churches' program, "Rich Answers" on WRCH 100.5 FM.

Sister Greco was a member of the Daughters of Wisdom Board of Directors, the National Advisory Committee for Adult Education and the National Conference of Diocesan Directors of Religious Education.

Since beginning her ministry in Litchfield, she has held membership and board positions with the Community Council of Northwest Connecticut and the Litchfield County Women’s Network. She joined the Litchfield Area Business Association, and the Chamber of Commerce of Northwest Connecticut. She also has served on the Town of Litchfield’s Plan of Conservation & Development, its Ethics Committee, and Commission for the Aging. Since 1994, she has been a volunteer interfaith chaplain at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington.

Sister Greco held the position of Executive Director at Wisdom House from 1990-2017. Wisdom House was the first retreat house in Connecticut to have an outdoor labyrinth and a permanent art gallery (Marie Louise Trichet Gallery). She initiated the installation of solar panels at Wisdom House, contemporary chapel art windows, and renovation of the historic Spruce Brook Barn. In 1999, she introduced the annual Wisdom Award celebration honoring the lives and service of area volunteers. During her tenure she has been responsible for making the center an inclusive interfaith and intercultural retreat center for organizations seeking accommodations and meeting space. She spearheaded the evolution of the center as a locus for creative programs in the arts, interfaith understanding, education in contemporary issues, and labyrinth experiences. Sister Greco also initiated guidelines for environmental sustainability which affected many facets of the retreat center’s operations and mission.

The celebration and reception honoring Sister Greco’s years of service will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 2 pm-5 PM at Wisdom House. There will be a short program from 3:00-3:30 pm. The public is invited to attend. Please RSVP by December 10 by calling (860) 567-3163 or emailing programs@wisdomhouse.org.