sister charlotte smith

75th Jubilee

Sister Charlotte Smith, baptized Dorothy, was born in Augusta, Georgia. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1941 and was received into the novitiate in 1942. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York, and a master’s degree in education from St. Louis University in 1968.

Sister Charlotte dedicated 50 years of ministry to education.

In the 1940s, Sister Charlotte taught at St. Joseph Male Orphanage and St. John the Evangelist Grade School.

In the 1950s, she taught at a number of grade schools in Georgia: St. Anthony’s in Atlanta; Sacred Heart in Milledgeville; Sacred Heart in Savannah; and St. Joseph’s in Marietta.

In the 1960s, she taught at St. Joseph High School in Atlanta.

From 1968 to 1977, Sister Charlotte taught in Green Bay, Wisconsin, at St. Joseph’s Academy.

Returning to Georgia, she taught at Aquinas High School until 1986.

After 16 years of caring for family, Sister Charlotte officially retired in 2003. Since 2014, she has resided in North Augusta, South Carolina, where she continues to carry out her ministry of prayer and presence.

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