Sister Lucille MacDonald, RSM
I was born in Providence, RI, and raised in Lebanon, NH. In 1957, I entered the Sisters of Mercy and during the years of perusing my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education, I was privileged to serve as teacher and principal in the New Hampshire diocesan schools for twelve years. In 1980, I made a complete career change and moved to Downeast Maine to work with a non-profit H.O.M.E (Homeworkers Organized for More Employment). Initially, I was the Administrator of the Educational component of this non-profit and soon moved into ministering to individuals and families experiencing homeless. During these wonderful thirty-four years, I was able to witness firsthand the meaning of living our Mercy Critical Concerns! I was privileged to participate in opening three homeless shelters, a transitional home, food pantry, clothing room and country store to offer job opportunities and allowing individuals and families to get back on their feet.
Again in 2014, I made another complete career change when I was asked to move to Burlington, VT to be the Local Coordinator for the Sisters of Mercy.
I am looking forward to serving on the Mater Christi School Board for it has brought me back full circle to the field of education.