Las Cruces community celebrates Sister Lucienne’s life

February 5, 2015 by

Sister Lucienne Savoie

Sister Lucienne Savoie

The community of Las Cruces, N.M. — where the late Sister Lucienne Savoie served for more than 25 years — will gather Saturday to celebrate her life.

The special Mass begins at 9 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 1240 S. Espina St. The Most Rev. Richardo Ramirez, bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Las Cruces, will preside.

Sister Lucienne died Jan. 9, 2015, at the Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia. She was 94.

Sister Lucienne first went to the Southwest in 1973, serving as geriatric, medical and surgical supervisor at St. Joseph’s Hospital in El Paso for two years.

Then, from 1975 to 1986, she was a parish pastoral minister in Las Cruces and Silver City, N.M. She then served as an associate chaplain at County Memorial Hospital, Las Cruces, until 1990.

For the next 12 years, Sister Lucienne’s ministry was as a home pastoral visitor in Las Cruces.

In 2003, she returned to Concordia and the Motherhouse, but she maintained contact with many of the people she had come to know in New Mexico.

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