Sister Rosie Castelli, born and raised in Hoboken, New Jersey, is a graduate of Caldwell University, and has her doctorate from Widener University. She also has five professional certificates, including grief counseling, pastoral thanatology and funeral services. When called upon she offers funerals for McCrery and Harra Funeral Homes and Crematory in Wilmington. She also teaches online courses for the American Academy of Grief Counseling. Sister Rosie is the Lay Pastoral Associate at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM).
Sister Rosie is the mother of one son, and the grandmother of three, LillyAnna, and twins, Chris, Jr. and Nettie. Family activities, including fun with her grandchildren, are her favorite activities. She also enjoys the mountains, the Jersey shore, fishing and boating.
Sister Rosie is a member of the Anglican Dominicans, a religious order of the Episcopal Church dedicated to the study and proclamation of the truth wherever it may be found. She became a novice in 2016 in Chicago, and is in her third year of study and discernment with the Order.
10/23/2016 sermon by Sister Rosie Castelli. It is easy to lose sight of our common humanity, that even the worst of us are like the best of us, and all of us are loved by God. Call that the Great Reversal of Values, that all are loved, not just the best.