Sister Mary Brian Bole, SSND, passed away October 2, 2020.
Born at Gulfport Air Base, Mississippi in 1945, Alma Ann Bole was the second child of Thomas J. and Alma Lagarde Bole, both natives of New Orleans.
In 1963, she entered the University of Dallas and the School Sisters of Notre Dame postulancy simultaneously. She majored in political philosophy and studied other subjects for future teaching assignments. Later, she received a master’s degree in political science from Northern Illinois University.
In 1967, Sr. Mary Brian embarked on her career in education, teaching in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Although there were several administrative positions, classroom teaching was her passion. Predominately teaching secondary social studies and English literature at Nolan Catholic High School, Bishop Dunne High School, the Highlands School, Sr. Mary Brian also had the opportunity to team-teach pedagogy at UD during several summers and to participate in an instructional program at Kyoto Notre Dame University.
Sr. Mary Brian chose the School Sisters of Notre Dame because she was convinced that it was the way God wanted her to save her soul. And she prayed for perseverance that she would be able to do that.
Sr. Mary Brian Bole is predeceased by her brother, Lt. Christopher G. Bole, USAF.
She is mourned by her nine siblings and their families.