How Sr. Paulette LoMonaco Spends Her Sundays
Sister Paulette LoMonaco is 73 and lives in a building with 46 teenage girls. So for her, Sunday is a well-deserved day of rest. As the executive director of Good Shepherd Services, a nonprofit organization that works with 30,000 children and young families around New York City, Sister Paulette has spent decades battling the administrations of Mayors Koch, Dinkins, Giuliani, Bloomberg and de Blasio over funding for social programs for vulnerable residents. The oldest of seven sisters, and the only one to follow a religious calling, Sister Paulette grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, and now lives east of Union Square in Manhattan, in an apartment she shares with two other Good Shepherd nuns.