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MADISON – Sister Paula Marie Blouin, SSND celebrated her retirement on Friday, Feb. 4 in her home parish of St. Francis of Assisi.

Sister Paula opened the Assisi Early Learning Center at St. Francis in 1987 and served as the director. She helped cultivate the prototype for all Early Learning Center in the diocese. Her devotion to child development for Catholic families has been nothing less than exceptional. She wanted all children in her care to know that Jesus loved each of them and that they should, in turn, love each other.

The diocese extends our warmest gratitude to Sister Paula for her dedication to the young people of the metro Jackson area and her contribution to the high standards used by all of the Early Learning Centers in the diocese: St. Paul Early Learning Center and the Sisters of Mercy Early Learning Center in Vicksburg.
Sister Paula takes with her many prayers and best wishes for a happy and restful retirement. (Photo by Maria Teresa Salzman)