17 September 1916 – 3 Fébruary 2020
Maria Jadudova was born in the USA on 17th September 1916 to Slovakian
parents, and in later years she loved to recall her American origins. When she
was 6 she returned to Slovakia with her family. We know very little about her
childhood, except that her father was probably the local Mayor.
She studied in Slovakia and entered the Noviciate at Jupille in 1934, making her
profession there in 1936. Then she was sent to Ubberghen in Holland where
she stayed for 28 years. She loved the big house with its beautiful garden, and
it was there that her qualities of communication and accuracy were discovered,
enabling her to work with the children, teaching mainly dressmaking (in the
Dutch educational system practical subjects were required in end of year
In 1964 she was sent to Dijon, where her practical gifts enabled her to be very
helpful to community and pupils alike, then, when the schools were
reorganised, having followed the appropriate courses, she became a teacher of
Practical Subjects and Technology in the college. She loved the children’s
pleasure in their accomplishments.
When it became possible to visit families, Sr. Micheline used to stay with her
sister each year for several weeks to help care for their elderly mother. After
her mother’s death, she still continued to visit as long as she could.
At the end of 2010, with the Talant community she joined the sisters at
Avermes, and went on to Brunoy in September 2017.
Sr. Micheline loved nature, often saying “how beautiful it is!” and liturgical
celebrations. She joined in the Office in community, singing enthusiastically out
She always took care to help and not hinder, and we will remember her warm
smiles and her gratitude.