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Sister Lucille Nolan

Formerly Sister Mary Lucille

Sister Lucille was born on March 11, 1929 and died on December 25, 2023.


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Sister Lucille, formerly Sister Mary Lucille, was a native of Galesburg, Illinois. Her final ministry was in prayer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Lucille entered the Congregation on July 22, 1947 and professed final vows on January 23, 1955.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in music education. She also earned a master’s degree in music education from the University of Illinois.

She’s been a teacher and a director of music and liturgy for almost 60 years before she worked with the ministry to the homebound in Chicago.

Sister Lucille Nolan (formerly Sister Mary Lucille)

Complete Ministry

In Indiana: Teacher, St. Bridget, Indianapolis (1950); Teacher, St. Ann, Terre Haute (1955-56); Teacher, Cathedral Grade School and Holy Cross, Indianapolis (1968-69); Ministry to the Homebound, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and West Terre Haute (2018-2022); Prayer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2022-23).

In Texas: Teacher, St. John, Robstown (1950-51; 1956-61).

In North Carolina: Teacher, Blessed Sacrament, Burlington (1951-54).

In Illinois: Teacher, St. Joseph, Downers Grove (1961-65); Teacher, Immaculate Heart/Costa, Galesburg (1965-68); Teacher, Costa Catholic, Galesburg (1973-76; 1976-83); Teacher, Church Musician, St. Isaac Jogues, Niles (1983-85); Director of Music and Liturgy, St. Dismas Parish, Waukegan (1985-94); Director of Music and Liturgy, St. James Parish, Sauk Village (1994-2004); Assistant to Religious Education/Children’s Music, St. James Parish, Sauk Village (2004-08); Ministry to the Homebound, Lansing, Chicago Heights and Sauk Village (2009-10); Volunteer — Hospice Bereavement/Ministry to the Homebound, Horizon Hospice, Olympia Fields, Lansing and Sauk Village (2010-16); Volunteer — Hospice Care/Ministry to the Homebound, Journey Care Hospice, Mokena and Sauk Village (2016-18).

In Oklahoma: Teacher, Corpus Christi, Oklahoma City (1969-73).


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