Sister Ruth (Richard) Creedon

I was taught by the Sisters starting in the first grade and was in Notre Dame schools from 7th to 12th. I had a great devotion to prayer and the idea of joining the Sisters was with me even when I was young. I entered Notre Dame right after high school in 1959.

My daily routine begins with prayer, continues into ministry and ends with walks. I don’t like to go a day without praying at least one rosary. I feel a great devotion to our Blessed Mother.

I enjoy teaching. There’s a challenging side to each grade as well as its own blessings, though when students are older it can be easier because they’re more grown up! I especially enjoy my ministry at St. John the Baptist School. I taught here from 1974 to 1986 and returned in 2004. Currently I am teaching part time and also volunteer at Haven from Hunger, an organization that does much good for the poor of the area.

I celebrated my 60th Jubilee as a Sister in 2019, and I am grateful to God for my call to Notre Dame and for every mission I’ve had. I have been happy in every place and for the people who’ve touched my life.



Notre Dame Academy, Roxbury, MA
St. Bartholomew School, Needham, MA
Blessed Sacrament School, Cambridge, MA
St. Jude School, Waltham, MA
St. Mary of the Annunciation School, Danvers, MA
St. John the Baptist School, Peabody, MA
St. Mark School, Dorchester, MA
St. Anthony School, Somerville, MA
St. Mary School, Beverly, MA

Human Services

Haven from Hunger, Peabody, MA