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Sister Mary Emmanuella Jacques

Baptized:  Elzire
Born: 1 January 1863, St. Bartholomew, Montreal, Quebec (actually, St-Barthélemy, Québec)
Died:  24 April 1938, St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Buried:  Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Entered:  1 August 1879, St. Louis, Missouri
From:  Hancock-Houghton, Michigan
Reception:  15 October 1880, St. Louis, Missouri
Vows:  First vows were final
 

Parents: Zachariah Jacques
Clarinda Jacques
Sister of Sr. Mary Frederica

Missions:    Sister Mary Emmanuella Jacques

1882-1892   Teacher/Missions not recorded
 
1892-1895   St. Peter School/Parish, Oconto, Wisconsin
 May have been here; records not accurate
 
1895-1900   Teacher/Missions not recorded
 
1900-1913   St. Ann, St. Louis, Missouri
  Directress, Teacher Grades 7, 8
 
1913-1917   St. Joseph, West De Pere, Wisconsin
  Superior, Teacher
 
1917-1919   St. Paul, Negaunee, Michigan
  May have been here; records not exact
 
1919-1925   St. Viator, Chicago, Illinois
  Teacher, may have been here
 
1925-1935   Teacher/Missions not recorded
 
1935-1938   St. Joseph Academy, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  May have been here; dates not accurate

Necrology from Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Sister Mary Emmanuella Jacques died at St. Vincent's Hospital, Green Bay, Wisconsin, on the twenty-fourth day of April, nineteen hundred thirty-eight in the seventy-sixth year of her age and the fifty-eighth year of her religious life.

Our dear Sister Emmanuella was privileged to belong to a family that gave a son to the priesthood and two daughters and a niece to our Congregation.  Her sister, Mary Frederica, passed to her eternal reward about three years ago.

For over fifty years Sister Emmanuella labored in the classroom, ever drawing closer to God the souls of the dear children under her care.  Sister's life was characterized by a beautiful simplicity, gentle courtesy and sincere observance of all points of Holy Rule.  The early morning hours found her hurrying to the chapel to offer her first act of homage to her Divine Spouse.  The recreation hours were not less important to her than were the hours spent in chapel, and many a pleasant contribution to the community's happiness was made by dear Sister Emmanuella.

Sister's last years, filled with physical sufferings borne with heroic patience and serene cheerfulness, assure us that she was truly one of God's chosen souls.  Her resignation to God's Holy Will, the fruit of her life of prayer and sacrifice was a source of edification to all.

May her dear soul rest in peace!

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