Written on: May 2, 2019
Sister Sally White (Sister Frances Maureen)’s accent gives her away. She, along with her three siblings, is a native southerner.
Following her years at Christ the King Grade School and High School in Atlanta, Georgia, she began her novitiate with the Grey Nuns, one of the first sisters from the South to enter the congregation.
She began her ministry in education and taught in Buffalo, New York, at Holy Angels Elementary School and in Atlanta at Christ the King Grade School and St. Pius X High School. She was the founding Principal of St. Jude School.
Sister Sally served in the leadership of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart and was also privileged to spend two years in a House of Prayer.
Following studies at Louisiana State University in Pastoral Theology, she began her work in chaplaincy in the cancer unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta where she ministered for more than 22 years. She points to these years as some of the happiest of her life.
One of her favorite sayings and one she shared with her patients is “O God, help me to believe the truth about myself no matter how beautiful it is.” During her retirement years at Holy Redeemer Lafayette, she enjoys time for reflection and prayer and sharing with her many friends, both Grey Nuns and neighbors.
These years have been characterized by a loving, merciful, and even silent God. Seventy years! Introduction to the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart at Christ the King School, Atlanta, is forever treasured. It has been an era of deepening of faith, joy and gratitude. The Grey Nun congregation has dwindled in number but that spirit that initially attracted me is very real. Thanks to our God who called us to be daughters of St. Marguerite! Thanks to you who have supported us over the years!