Sister Lillian, possibly in the library of St. Mary's School
Sister Lillian Jordan was the Principal of St. Mary's School in Wilmington, NC for over fifteen years. She was part of the Sisters of Mercy, the first order of Catholic nuns invited to come to Wilmington. They were originally here as nurses during the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1862, but transitioned to establishing schools in Wilmington. St. Mary's, one of several schools started by the sisters and the only one still operating today, is the oldest Catholic school in North Carolina. The sisters continued to serve the students of St. Mary's until 1991. Sister Lillian was the last of the order in Wilmington.
1991 July 23
Sisters of Mercy
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