Sisters of Notre Dame…Missioned to Incarnate the Love of our good and provident God

Sister Mary Quintin 

Sister  Mary  Quintin             ND 4575                    PDF Download
Elizabeth Ann BRICKNER

Mary Immaculate Province, Toledo, Ohio, USA

Date and Place of Birth:              May 17, 1933         Fostoria, Ohio
Date and Place of Profession:   August 11, 1953    Toledo, Ohio
Date and Place of Death:            August 7, 2017      Sylvania, Ohio
Date and Place of Funeral:        August 10, 2017    Whitehouse, Ohio
Date and Place of Burial:            August 11, 2017    Resurrection Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio

…to do the right and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God.

Growing up on the farm gave Elizabeth Ann a healthy sense of life and a clear vision of God’s loving touch. Born of Rose Agatha and Lawrence Brickner in Fostoria, Ohio, Elizabeth joined her six brothers and three sisters in the warmth and shared business of a rural household.

After one year of education at St. Wendelin’s Elementary School, the family moved to Liberty, OH where she went to a one room schoolhouse, St. Andrew’s, until her graduation from the eighth grade. During her sophomore year at Jackson High School, she decided to enter the Notre Dame Aspirant School and attend Notre Dame Academy in Toledo.

Elizabeth entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in August of 1951, and was given the name of Sister Mary Quintin. For sixteen years she touched the lives of children in the elementary schools in the Toledo Diocese as a teacher in the primary grades. She was an excellent teacher willing to share her expertise with beginning teachers, helping them to gain confidence and security in the teaching profession.

In 1964 her love for the missions became obvious when she traveled to the Holy Trinity Mission in Papua New Guinea to join other sisters of the Toledo Province. She spent thirty-five years (1964-1969, 1974-2002) teaching Home Economics to the girls at Notre Dame High School in Kumdi, homemaking skills to the women at Maria Qwin in Banz, and training catechists in Goroka and Hagen. She continued to hold the people of Papua New Guinea in her heart long after returning to the United States in 2002.

Sister Mary Quintin walked in humility – quiet, gentle, unobtrusive, yet friendly and warm, with a sense of humor and a twinkle in her eye. She took pride in work well-done. She was an accomplished cook and seamstress generously sharing these skills with students and sisters in training. She considered it a privilege to sew habits and veils for our sisters and to prepare the clothing for the burial of a sister.

When her health began to fail and she needed skilled care, she took up residence in Rosary Care Center, Sylvania, Ohio in December 2011. Here she continued to live a simple and quiet life-style. In the early hours of August 7, 2017, in the 63rd year of profession, Sister Mary Quintin entered her eternal home. May she be forever embraced by her loving God.

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