Sister Florence Norton
Formerly Sister Thomas Ann
Sister Florence was born on July 15, 1926 and died on April 2, 2021.
Sister Florence was a native of Chicago. Her final ministry was in prayer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Sister Florence, formerly Sister Thomas Ann, entered the Congregation on January 10, 1944. She professed final vows on August 15, 1951.
She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She also has a master’s degree in education from St. Louis University.
Sister Florence has ministered in Indiana, New Hampshire, Missouri, Peru and Illinois, including serving as a teacher at St. Catherine School in Indianapolis.
Here is Sister Florence’s complete ministry:
Sister Florence North (formerly Sister Thomas Ann)
In Indiana: Teacher, St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianapolis (1946-50); Teacher, St. Catherine, Indianapolis (1950-51); Teacher, St. Catherine, Indianapolis (1951-52); Volunteer – Woods Day Care/Pre-School, Providence Food Pantry, Helping Hands, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods/West Terre Haute (2010-18); ESL Teacher, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods/West Terre Haute (2014-18); Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Shrine/Church of the Immaculate Conception Docent, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2010-18); ESL Teacher, Shrine and Church Docent, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2018-2020); Prayer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2020).
In New Hampshire: Teacher, Lady Isle, Portsmouth (1952-55).
In Missouri: Teacher/Principal, Our Lady of Providence, St. Louis (1955-68).
In Illinois: Substitute/ESL-City College, St. Sylvester, Chicago (1976); Teacher, St. Sylvester, Chicago (1976-82); Pastoral Associate, St. Sylvester, Chicago (1982-85); Pastoral Associate, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Chicago (1986-2010).
In Country of Peru: Teacher, Colegio San Jose, Arequipa, Peru (1969-76).
Sister Florence is featured in the following content on the Sisters of Providence website:
- Sisters of Providence celebrate Senior Jubilees
- Retired sisters share Saint Mother Theodore and her home
- Twenty-eight Sisters celebrate Jubilees
- A beautiful time
- Practical ways to make a difference
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