Sister Thomas (Joan) Norris
Entered: July 2, 1944 – Manchester, New Hampshire
Current Ministry: Ministry of Prayer and Presence
Motto: All for the honor and glory of God
My Mercy ministries have included teaching, care of individuals who needed help with daily activities of life, being a Mercy advocate for the less fortunate, and taking seriously my present ministry of prayer and presence at Warde Health Center. I loved every year I spent teaching the second grade in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and California. I took great delight in the wide sparkling eyes of students when they accomplished a task. One student called me the mother hen with all her chickadees. This naming remained with me and my students over the years. I'm grateful for my call to Mercy.
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