Sister Margaret Smyth celebrated her 50th (yes 50th) anniversary as a Dominican Sister this past week. Sister Margaret who directs the North Fork Hispanic Apostolate from Riverhead has been working to help our local immigrant population with problems related to documentation, work, transportation and more. Sister Margaret developed a system of identification for immigrants which is accepted by banks so that they are able to establish accounts.
She is also co-chair of Southampton's Coalition for a Worklink Center which seeks to establish a regulated environment for hiring day-laborers. She regularly acts a liason between laborers and local authorities.
It is hard to imagine that such a dynamic individual is celebrating so many years of service.
Congradulations Sister Margaret!