Sister Geraldine Liquore, CSC
(Sister M. Nathaniel)
Birth: October 23, 1926
Profession: February 2, 1953
Death: February 26, 2017
In honor and celebration of Sister Geraldine, we share her story.
Sister Geraldine Liquore died at Saint Mary’s Convent where she recently observed her 67th anniversary since entering the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1950. When she received the holy habit in 1951, she became known as Sister Nathaniel. Even though she later returned to her baptismal name of Geraldine, she is remembered for her namesake, Nathaniel, whom Jesus found “without guile” (John 1:47). A peer recalls her being “always inclined to mother, especially if she sensed any distress.”
Though she hailed from the Boston area, Sister Geraldine taught mostly in Catholic elementary schools in Austin, TX; Abington, PA; Flint, MI; New York City, NY; Washington, DC; and Alexandria, VA. Sister Geraldine had professional degrees and certifications, not only in education, but also in accounting; school guidance and counseling; and nursing as an LPN. These other areas of expertise took her to Boston and Bedford, MA and Rockville, MD. In 1985 she returned to the classroom in Somerville, MA, where she could be closer to an ailing sibling. Sister’s own poor health brought her to Saint Mary’s in 2008.
Written by Sisters of the Holy Cross
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Cross Ministry With the Poor Fund, Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, IN 46556