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Sister Florence Norton

Formerly Sister Thomas Ann

Sister Florence was born on July 15, 1926 and died on April 2, 2021.


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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)

Complete Ministry

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).


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