In January 2009, Sr. Pietrina Raccuglia, MSC, assumed the role of Provincial of the Stella Maris Province, a position she previously held from 1994 to 1997.
A native of New York, Sr. Pietrina is a graduate of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary School (Brooklyn) and Mother Cabrini High School (Manhattan).
She received a bachelor's degree in education from Cabrini College in 1975 and a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from LaSalle University.
She earned a certificate in contextual therapy and is a graduate of the summer school of Insight for initial formation personnel.
Sr. Pietrina has taught in MSC elementary schools in New York, New Jersey, Colorado, California, and Pennsylvania, and has served as Principal of St. Anthony’s School in New Jersey and St. Donato School in Philadelphia.
She also served as a guidance counselor at Mother Cabrini High School.
Sr. Pietrina has worked in religious formation as junior and candidate directress, as well as in ongoing formation. She served as Provincial of the Eastern Province from 1991 to 1994.
From 1999 to 2009, Sr. Pietrina has been director of Cabrini Immigrant Services, an outreach of Cabrini Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in New York.
She is an accredited representative of the Bureau of Immigration Appeals, representing clients in immigration interviews when applying for benefits.