Thursday, 19 November 2009 08:25
Sister Jacinta Langlois, 77, dies Oct. 31
Adorer of the Blood of Christ Sister Jacinta Langlois, 77, died Saturday evening, Oct. 31. Fifty-nine of her years were lived as a professed Adorer of the Blood of Christ.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Chapel of Our Lady of the New Covenant with the Most Reverend Bishop Eugene Gerber as presider and homilist. Burial in the community cemetery followed.
Sister was born Oct. 19, 1932, near Spearville, Kan. She attended Sacred Heart Academy in Wichita and entered the postulancy her junior year, Dec. 8, 1948. She pronounced her first vows July 1, 1950, and permanent commitment five years later.
After high school, Sister studied for a bachelor’s degree in education from Sacred Heart College, a master’s degree in special education from Stritch College, and various certificates from Wesley Hospital, St. Louis University, Catholic University of America, and Wichita State University.
Her 22-year elementary teaching career, including principalships, was mostly in Kansas, often in or near Wichita, plus one year in Nebraska.
Following eight years in ASC community leadership, she was administrative assistant for seven years in the Diocese of Wichita’s Marriage Tribunal, and vice chancellor for 15 years during the tenure of four bishops.
Memorial contributions in Sister Jacinta’s honor may be sent to the ASC Retirement Fund, ASC Wichita Center, 1165 Southwest Boulevard, Wichita, KS 67213.