Remembering Sister Mary Sybillina

Sister Mary Sybillina was a special person in so many ways. She was the last of our founding sisters who came to Lufkin from the Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament in Detroit (now in Farmington Hills, MI). She was a hard worker and kept most of her jobs until she was around 90! She had a great sense of humor, often making us laugh with her dry witticisms and quirky jokes.

So, we present here a retrospective of Sr. Mary Sybillina in photographs. 

Sister as a postulant, 1945
Sister in a relaxed moment on the porch at the "old house" (first monastery building right on Lotus Lane--our present monastery is "up the hill" via an access road).    


Sister Mary Sybillina at work in the laundry. We still use this extractor! (They don't make them like the used to...)

Sister was a great reader! In addition to the local newspaper, she never missed reading L'Osservatore Romano (news from the Vatican) and Origins (Church news and transcripts of talks by various people). She read all kinds of books, too.

Sister was an avid canasta player, almost right up until she died. No one who ever played canasta with Sister could accuse her of mental decline!  

Celebrating her Golden Jubilee of Profession

One of the last pictures of Sister Mary Sybillina, seen here relaxing on the infirmary deck with Sister Mary Veronica. 

Eternal rest grant to her, O Lord,and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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