Sister Cecile Charette (Sr. Marie-de-Ste-Cecile-Marguerite) was born in Lowell, MA on October 15, 1920. She entered the CSC community on February 15, 1939, making her first profession on February 15, 1944. Her love of music was reflected in her love of teaching it. She was a devoted and well loved teacher of music, voice, violin, literature and history of music for many years. She earned her Bachelor Degree, Master of Music Degree and completed 2 more years of Post Graduate work at Harvard University. She celebrated her Silver, Golden, Diamond and Ruby Jubilees respectively. Sr. Cecile will be remembered for her smile that could light up any room, her love of teaching and her devoted love of music.
Sister Louise Fafard (Sr. Marie de St. Alphonse du Sauveur) was born in Quebec Canada on September 14, 1920. Her 1st Profession was in February 1939. She was a devoted teacher for over 40 years. In later years she served in Pastoral Ministry for another 20 years. She celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 1987. Between 1991 and 2000 she became the Assistant Chaplain for the Merrimack County Nursing Home. She spent 77 of her 96 years in religious life.
Sister Georgette Beauregard, CSC (Sr. Marie-de-Sainte-Anita-de-L’Immacule`e) was born in Manchester, New Hampshire. She entered the Sisters of Holy Cross on August 16, 1955. She was a dedicated school teacher for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades for many years in Adams and Attleboro, Massachusetts and Grosvenordale, CT as well. She also taught CCD at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Pittsfield, NH. Later she was the seamstress and sacristan at St. George Manor. She celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 2005. Sr. Georgette spent 61 of her 81 years in religious life.
This year is the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the three feminine branches of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Our hearts overflow with gratitude and humility to the God of our Yesterdays, Todays and Tomorrows, and to our Founder, Basil Moreau, who has entrusted us with the mission of "Liberation through Education."
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