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Sister Marceline Mattingly

Sister Marceline was born on November 23, 1915 and died on April 24, 2022.


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Sister Marceline was a native of Henderson, Kentucky. Her final ministry was in prayer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Marceline entered the Congregation on February 10, 1933. She professed final vows on August 15, 1941.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in English. She also has a master’s degree in biology from the University of Notre Dame.

Sister Marceline began her teaching ministry at St. Francis Xavier in Wilmette, Illinois, in 1935. She taught at 13 different schools until becoming an instructor in life sciences at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 1966. Sister Marceline then ministered as a teacher of Our Lady of Providence School in Clarksville, Indiana, before teaching at Immaculata in Washington, D.C., from 1970 to 1982.

She also ministered as a pastoral associate.

Sister Marceline Mattingly

Complete Ministry

In Illinois: Teacher, St. Francis Xavier, Wilmette (1935-38); Teacher, St. Genevieve, Chicago (1946-48); Teacher, St. Andrew, Chicago (1948-49); Teacher, St. Leo, Chicago (1949-53); Teacher, Providence High School, Chicago (1955-56).

In Indiana: Teacher, St. Anthony, Indianapolis (1938-40); Teacher, St. Mary, Richmond (1940-41); Teacher, St. Jude, Fort Wayne (1941-42); Teacher, St. Philip Neri, Indianapolis (1942-46); Teacher, Central Catholic High School, Fort Wayne (1953-55); Teacher, Central Catholic High School, Fort Wayne (1956-60); Teacher, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1966-68); Teacher/Superior, Our Lady of Providence High School, Clarksville (1968-69); Teacher, Our Lady of Providence High School, Clarksville (1969-70); Pastoral Associate, St. Mary Parish, New Albany (1983-89); Assistant Activity Director, Retirement Community, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1989-91); Instructor, Learning Resource Center, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1991-93); 1994-2001); Volunteer for Providence Health Care, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2001-2020); Prayer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2020-2022).

In Washington, D.C.: Teacher, Immaculata (1960-66); Teacher, Immaculata (1970-82).


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