Sister M. Georgia (Costin), CSC, who currently serves in the ministry of prayer, will be honored on July 21, 2019, during a jubilee celebration in the Church of Our Lady of Loretto at Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, Ind., for her 75 years of consecrated life as a Sister of the Holy Cross.
Sister Georgia shared her gifts as an educator for 34 years, 16 of them in the Diocese of Gary, Ind. She taught elementary and high school students at Saint Mary’s School, Michigan City, and instructed at Bishop Noll High School, Hammond, where she served for 12 years. Sister Georgia also taught in Morris and Rockford, Ill.; Anderson, Ind.; at St. Michael School in Plymouth, Ind.; and in Fort Portal, Uganda. For four years she taught in Flint, Mich., at Holy Redeemer and Luke M. Powers high schools. She continued her work there, ministering to prisoners in the Genesee County Jail and serving as prayer director at a retreat center for ex-offenders for a combined six years. Sister Georgia served 14 years as historian for the Office of Congregational Archives and Records at the motherhouse at Saint Mary’s, where she shared another eight years volunteering in the Congregation’s Communications Office.
Sister Georgia was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, and two Master of Arts degrees—one in English from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis., the other in criminal justice from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. Sister Georgia made her initial profession of vows on August 15, 1944, and her perpetual profession on August 15, 1947.
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