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Lottie M. Kwit was born into a blended family on September 29, 1938, in Chicago. Her older siblings, Chester, Helen, and Henry lost their mother when they were still young and so Peter, their father, married Frances, who became the mother of Stanley, Lottie, and Richard, in addition to the other three children.
Lottie enjoyed her childhood, especially with her only sister, Helen, and her baby brother, Richard. St. Ann was her home parish, where she was Baptized, went to grade school, and received the sacraments. For high school she traveled to Holy Family Academy. It was during her senior year, on September 4, 1955, that she entered the convent with the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and graduated from there as a postulant.
On August 15, l956, she entered the Novitiate, receiving the name Sister Dominic, which she later changed to Sister Michaeline. July 15, 1958, was the day she pronounced her First Vows and on August 10, 1964, her Perpetual Vows taking on the mystery of Sacrificial Love.
Her ministerial life consisted of many experiences from being a student, a teacher, Provincial Treasurer, Special Projects Coordinator at Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital, Treasurer General in Rome, Italy, Associate Administrator at Holy Family Health Center in Des Plaines, Director of Central Supply at Nazarethville, and Parish Secretary at St. Ladislaus, concluding her active ministry by joining the Des Plaines Community in 2016.
Sister Michaeline was a teacher and businesswoman. She served the community as Provincial Treasurer, General Treasurer, and more recently as local Superior. She was generous and kind, but sensitive in nature. She also had a gift for telling stories and was faithful to her religious exercises, especially the afternoon Holy Hour where she prayed for Community, family, and friends. One Sister described her as a true Nazareth Sister and daughter of the Holy Family. She loved our Mother Foundress and being a member of the Community.
Sister Michaeline lived a full and productive life pleasing to the Lord, who welcomed her home on July 5, 2023. On July 11, Sister was laid to rest at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL. To share your messages of remembrance, please visit our Message of Remembrance page. May she rest in peace.