West Midwest

Linda F. Laine, RSM

50-year Jubilarian

Entered: August 31, 1968 - Burlingame, California

Current Ministry: Ministry of Prayer and Presence

Motto: Into Your hands I commend my spirit


The oldest of seven, my siblings were the love of my life. Entering the Sisters of Mercy I brought that love and the love of God into everything I did. Teaching in elementary schools and administrating were opportunities to comfort and encourage parents while instructing their children how much they were loved by God.


Respect for each other, the independent decision making that would be the life skill that each required, and celebrating God’s love for them while reaching out to others with that same story to tell were all part of my daily classroom goals. Our Lady of Angels in Burlingame, Holy Name and St Peter’s in San Francisco as well as Our Lady of Guadalupe in Bakersfield are schools that hold treasured memories. The Burlingame and later Auburn Sisters have been my friends and prayer partners as I continue to hold others' needs in the presence of God. My jubilee is about gratitude for all those whom I have met along the way and have continued to journey with me.

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