sister charline sullivan

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Sister Charline Sullivan, baptized as Loraine Mary, was born in St. Louis, Missouri.  She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1946 and was received into the novitiate in 1947. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Fontbonne College in St. Louis in 1965 and a master’s degree in elementary education from St. Louis University in 1971.

Sister Charline devoted nearly 40 years of ministry to elementary education.

She began in 1949 at Visitation Grade School in Kansas City, Missouri. In the 1950s, she taught at a number of grade schools: Immaculate Conception in St. Joseph, Missouri; Our Lady of Guadalupe in Kansas City, Missouri; and St. Michael’s in Marquette, Michigan.

In the 1960s, she taught at St. Patrick’s in Rolla, Missouri; Notre Dame de Lourdes in Wellston, Missouri; and again at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Kansas City.

From 1966 to 1976, she was an administrator and teacher at Nativity of Our Lord Grade School in St. Louis, Missouri.

Sister Charline served her Sisters of St. Joseph community at the St. Joseph Provincial House in St. Louis, first as the elementary education coordinator and then as a personnel service staff member.

In the 1980s, she returned to elementary education in St. Louis as an administrator at Nativity of Our Lord and St. Adalbert Grade Schools. She completed her service in education at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School.

Since 1987, Sister Charline has worked in the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis province archives in a variety of capacities. Today, she calls Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis her home.

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