Sister Marguerite Luddon, formerly Sister Mary Laurence, entered the Sisters of Divine Providence from her home parish, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Florissant, MO. She was most influenced to enter religious life by her teachers in grade school—Sisters of Divine Providence—especially Sister Mary Ann Haug. Sister Margie tells the story of when she was a child and found a ring in a small tin box in a closet at home. She said, "I took the ring—it almost fit—and wore it." Her mom told her the ring had belonged to her grandmother. When she entered the convent at Mount Providence, she brought all her earthly possessions, including the ring. She wore the ring every day, until the novice mistress, Sister Aurelia Fechte, asked her to give her the ring so that she could "save it for later." Sister Margie actually forgot about it; however, when it came time for her final profession of vows, she received a wonderful surprise. "Unbeknownst to me," she said, "my grandmother’s ring had been sent to a jeweler and made into my final vow ring."
Sister Margie earned a Bachelor of Arts in education from Harris Teachers College. She served as a teacher at Divine Providence School in Westchester, IL (1958-60); Annunciation School in California, MO; Mount Providence School in Normandy, MO; St. Stanislaus School in Wardsville, MO (1963-69); North American Martyrs School in Florissant, MO (1972-95); and Sacred Heart School in Florissant, MO. She retired from full-time teaching in 2001. Sister Margie was also a cook at St. Mary's Convent in Madison, IL (1955, 1957).
Self-described as hard working, fun loving, and friendly, Sister Margie enjoys art, movies and reading.
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