Sister Liliosa Shea (Soeur Marie de Sainte-Liliosa) was born in Nashua, NH on January 6th, 1928. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1945, pronounced her final vows in 1952. Sr. Liliosa earned her B.A. from Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH and her Master of Fine Arts from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She founded the Notre Dame College Art Department where she was a professor for 18 years. Sr. Liliosa served on the Executive Board of Art Education for the state of New Hampshire.
She taught elementary and high school under the direction of the Sisters of Holy Cross in Pembroke, Manchester, Somersworth NH. She also taught in Ontario, Canada. She was accepted for the 18th Edition of “Who’s Who in the East”. In 1944, she was transferred to St. Albans, VT where she served as a religious educator and pastoral minister. She retired to St. George Manor in 2008.
Sr. Vivian Pichette, CSC, of the Sisters of Holy Cross, died at Holy Cross Health Center, 357 Island Pond Road, Manchester, NH, at the age of 90. Sister Vivian was born in Manchester, NH and was the daughter of the deceased Gerard and Valeda (Breton) Pichette.
Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa (Grey Nuns) in 1949. She made her final profession in 1955. In 1979, she transferred to the Sisters of Holy Cross and thus served the Church for 38 years. Having earned her Bachelor’s and her Master’s degrees at Notre Dame College in Manchester. Sister Vivian taught in elementary and parochial schools and at Holy Cross Kindergarten (Holy Cross Early Childhood Center) in Manchester. Her earlier assignments were in Ogdensburg, NY.
Sister Lucienne Martell (Sr. Mary Prosper) was born in Alburgh, VT on May 14, 1923. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1942, making her first profession on in 1949. Sr. Lucienne carried out culinary duties in the Convents of Ottawa, ONT and Foliet, ONT; Manchester, Franklin and Nashua, NH; Attleboro, MA and St. Albans, VT. Sr. Lucienne had a great devotion to the Blessed Mother and to St. Therese of Lisieux. She was a member of Central Association of the Miraculous Medal, Lind of the Rosary and Apostolate of the Little Flower for many years. She spent 75 of her 94 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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