We received some sad news this morning that Sr. Madeleine LeCompte, OSBS, died at the age of 89. Sr. Madeleine was a St. Joseph’s alumnae and long time member of our Board of Directors. She died after a long illness and time in hospice care. Her school days were mostly in the 1930’s, during the Great Depression and Dirty Thirties (Dust Bowl) era. Sr. Madeleine was a nun for over 70 years, and a real inspiration to her fellow Native Americans, whom she spent her life serving. May she rest in God’s peace.
At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.
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4 thoughts on “Some Sad News”
God bless her. I’m sure she did a lot of good in her life.
It saddens my heart to hear this about the passing of Sr. Madeleine. She was a great person of God and she will be Bless always for the GOOD she has done over the years… God has left a seat beside him in Heaven for her and she will truly be a wonder of God.. She will be very missed by many and We as Christians will see her again when we go with God.Bless you always Sr. Madeleine..
My Greatest Sympathy to those that feel grieving pain, and to all that her words and heart has touched. Sr. Madeleine …; will be souly missed. The teachings and surrounding love she shared with so many will be greatly missed, I pray that all will gather with her again, in the time ahead, as she will also have a seat waiting for those of spiritual love. I PRAY for comfort and peace to all. GOD BLESS’-
A big heart to be a nun for 70 years- I hope the St. Joseph’s Native Community appreciates her input.