Sr. Eugenia Brady, SJC
Retreat Director and Spiritual Director
Sister Eugenia has been a member of the Enders Island Staff for more than 28 years. She is the Spiritual Director of the Sacred Art Institute and leads Guided and Directed Retreats, as well as Days of Recollection.
Sister Eugenia Brady, a member of the International Missionary Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Cluny, was born in Ireland in County Clare. After her first profession, Sister was missioned to Wilmington and Torrance, California where she ministered as an educator and religious educator as well as organist and choir director in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for twenty five years. Certified as a Master Catechist, Sister joined others in training catechists for the Religious Education Programs around the Archdiocese.
Sister taught at Cluny School in Newport, Rhode Island and also served as DRE at Christ the King Parish. Sister then transferred to Fall River, Massachusetts as Associate Director of Religious Education. Sr. Eugenia served as Superior and member of the Provincial Team in the Cluny Congregation. Sister previously conducted retreats at the Nazareth Spiritual Life Center in Monroe, Connecticut as well as other retreat centers from time to time. She also followed the call to minister to the spiritual needs of religious communities and parishes as requested up and down the East Coast.
Sister was the first woman moderater for the Council of Catholic Women for the Fall River Diocese, and was also a board member and Spiritual Advisor for the Group. As a Spiritual Advisor for the Confraternity of Penitents, and Sister wrote a monthly article for their newsletter. Sister Eugenia has been qualified as a “Body, Mind and Spirit Healing Coach” by the Johnson Institute, as has attended workshops towards certification in the Johnson Institute for Spiritual Gerontology – “The Spiritual Developmental Tasks of the Renewal Years”, “The Twelve Keys to Spiritual Vitality”. She has also successfully completed several “Elder Religious and Diocesan Priests” weeklong workshops.
Sister Eugenia is a certified Spiritual Director and a member of Spiritual Directors International. She has degrees in Education, Music, and Religious Studies – Spirituality, Theology, and Scripture. Sister Eugenia lives in Norwich, Connecticut and travels from there to answer the calls of ministry.