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.
Sister Yvette Keroack, CSC (Sr. Yvette-Of-the-Cross) had served the Congregation for 75 years. She was born in Manchester, NH on July 13, 1917. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1942 and made her final profession in 1949. She was both teacher and principal in elementary schools in Springfield, New Bedford, Newmarket, Gonic and Nashua, NH. Sister Yvette also serviced as Director of Associates from 1981 to 1991. Her consecration to God manifested itself in the many ways she served and in the manner in which she lived her life in Holy Cross.
Sister Irene Parenteau, SCS (Sr. Mary Amabilis) was born in Suncook, New Hampshire. She entered the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1933 and made her final profession in 1940. She had always said her “favorite time on Earth” were her teaching years. She was a very dedicated teacher for many years in elementary, high schools and at Notre Dame College. She loved all kinds of music which was very big in her house growing up. She learned to play the piano. Sister Irene earned her BA degree from Notre Dame College and an MA from the University of Montreal in Canada. She also pursued graduate courses in Paris. She spent 84 of her 101 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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