Sister M. Lawrence's Services
Visitation: 4:00 p.m.—6:15 p.m., Thursday, June 20, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St. in Springfield. Visitation begins with a prayer service.
Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 20, Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, Dominican Fathers Peter Witchousky, celebrant.
Morning Prayer, Remembering, and Final Commendation: 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 21, at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel. Burial follows at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL, 62704.
Springfield Dominican Sister M. Lawrence Green died June 18, 2019, at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield, Ill. She was born in Duluth, Minn., in 1927, to Edward and Mae (Nolan) Green, who named her Alice Marie. She made her profession of vows in 1948 at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield.
Sister M. Lawrence was a consummate educator. Her expertise benefited every Springfield Dominican teacher and principal during 12 years of service as the congregation’s councilor and director of education. Her first 13 years of ministry were spent teaching primary grades at St. Christina Parish, Chicago. She also taught at Holy Family School, Decatur, Ill., and was a principal-teacher at St Joseph, Granite City, and St. Agnes, Springfield, where she was missioned in the 1970s and 1990s. In 1994 she returned to her hometown as teacher and assistant principal at Holy Rosary School. She retired to Sacred Heart Convent in 2001.
Sister M. Lawrence was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Dorothy (Emmet) Hughes. She is survived by niece Kathy Sandberg, Faribault, Minn.; nephews Robert Hughes, White Bear Lake, Minn.; Thomas Hughes, North Branch Minn.; Charles Hughes, Conifer, Colo.; beloved great nieces and nephews, cousins, many friends, and her Dominican Sisters.
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All I can say is that I owe my success as a Catholic school teacher and Principal to the superb mentoring I had by Sister Donna Marie Pfile , OP and Sister Mary Laurentia,OP during my early years. These Sisters instilled a sense of striving for excellence in me and the our entire staff by their leadership and call to ministry.
In those early years, believe it or not we taught without computers, IPads, Chromebooks, or Smartboards!!! It is hard to even comprehend now, our classrooms before technology exploded upon us!
However, we knew we wanted the very best for our students in our small part of the world at Our Lady Queen of Peace School and the mission of the Springfield Dominicans and the impact they made at OLQP can be felt today!
In my Morning Offering, I always pray for vocations to the consecrated life, and for those whom maybe discerning that vowed life.