Sister Clarence Marie Luckett celebrates 70 years as an Ursuline

The next of our nine Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph who are celebrating jubilees of religious profession in 2021 is Sister Clarence Marie Luckett, who is celebrating 70 years.

Sister Clarence Marie is a native of Marion County, Ky., where she was born Agnes Mayola, the seventh of 10 children. In her primary education, she was taught in some schools by the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history and education from Brescia College (now Brescia University), Owensboro, in 1967 and a master’s in education from Western Kentucky University in 1976.

She began her Ursuline life as a teacher at St. Denis School, Fancy Farm, Ky., 1953-55. Sister Clarence Marie was a teacher for 29 years in Kentucky, including at St. Lawrence School, Philpot (1955-57); St. Martin School, Rome (1957-64); St. Paul School, Princeton (1964-67); St. Paul School, Leitchfield (1967-71), and St. Ignatius School, Louisville (1971-82).

She served in outreach and transportation for the Sisters at the St. Boniface convent in Louisville (1982-85), then from 1985-92, she was the “Sister in charge” of the craft room at Maple Mount, preparing and pricing items for the annual picnic. She also helped with transportation at the Motherhouse. She provided parish ministry in Hardinsburg, Ky., (1992-95) and Hispanic ministry with Centro Latino in Stanley, Ky., (1995-98). She served in outreach ministry in Caneyville, Ky., and made quilts and crafts for the Ursuline Sisters from 1999 until her retirement in 2015. She estimates that she made at least 50 quilts for the Ursuline Sisters’ Quilt Club through the years.

Sister Clarence Marie is a member of the Powerhouse of Prayer, and this year is praying especially for the ministry of Sister Laurita Spalding. Her feast day is April 25.

Congratulations Sister Clarence Marie!

Friends can write her at 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.


  1. Kathy Kiper

    Thank you Sr Clarence Marie for your YES! I’ve had lots of fun with you especially singing like Edith in All in the family. Blessings

  2. Mike Smith

    Hi Sister! Congratulations on your success. So sorry we had lost touch. Hope all is well. Mom passed away 6 years ago today. September 2nd 2015. Keep on keeping on! You have always been special to me.

  3. Nancy Keim

    Sr. Clarence Marie!! Congratulations on reaching this wonderful milestone. I can still recall you keeping those 1st graders at St. I’s in line at mass with a snap of your fingers (those were the days before Kindergarten was offered or required). Although my classroom was on the other side of the hall, we still had some good times! Best wishes, Nancy Keim

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