Sister Yvonne Richard, CSC (Sr. Marie-de-Saint-Edmond, martyr) was born in Alberta, Canada on November 2, 1913. She moved to Nashua, NH at age 3. She knew she wanted to be a Sister of Holy Cross when she met them at the age 15 or 16 years old. She was a dedicated school teacher for many years. She taught in New Bedford, MA and in NH as a 1st grade teacher. Her favorite mission was teaching Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades in Salmon Falls, NH. She spent 83 of her 102 years young in religious life. She once said if she could give advice to a young adult about their future she would tell them. “Be good at school and learn as much as you can!&rdquo She would say that she had a good life!
Sister Margaret Mary Seguin, CSC (Sr. Marguerita) was born on July 21, 1925 in Burlington, VT. She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from St. Michael’s College, VT and a Certificate of Theological Studies from St. Louis University. She entered the Sisters of Holy Cross on February 14, 1945. She taught school on all levels in many states around the country including NY, VT, NH, AK, MO and KY to name a few. She retired to St. George Manor on July 8, 2008. She spent 71 of her 90 years in religious life.
Sister Florence Pelletier, CSC (Sr. Marie-de-Saint-Thomas-de-Cantorbery) was born in New Bedford, MA on April 20, 1920. She served as an elementary and high school teacher for over 40 years. Later her service was as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector. She would also drive all of the Sisters to and from their medical appointments whenever needed. Sr. Florence will be remembered for her love of teaching, her dedication and faithfulness during her 73 years of 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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