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"O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the one who takes refuge in him!"
(Psalm 34:8)

Sophie Piwowarski was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 29, 1918 and baptized a few weeks later on the 7th of April at the Immaculate Heart of Blessed Virgin Mary Church. It was years later on November 16, 1931 that Sophie received the sacrament of Confirmation. Sophie was the sixth child of Sophie and Joseph Piwowarski, immigrants from Poland. She had two brothers and seven sisters.

The family later belonged to Sacred Heart Parish in Cleveland Ohio. Sophie entered the convent on June 14, 1932 at the age of fourteen. She entered the novitiate on August 15, 1933 and received the name Sister Mary Dolorine.

Sister M. Dolorine was first sent to Five Holy Martyrs in Chicago, Illinois in 1934 to teach the second grade, where she remained until 1938. Sister gave 57 years of service in the field of education at a variety of places: twice at St. Mary in Hammond, Indiana; St. Adalbert in East St. Louis, Illinois; St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr in Chicago, Illinois; St. Casmir in Cleveland, Ohio; St. Joseph the Provider in Campbell, Ohio; and St. Leo the Great in Cleveland, Ohio. Many of the 7th and 8th grade students at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr were disappointed when Sister was assigned to teach the 2nd & 3rd grade. They wanted the "pretty sister" to be their teacher. While at the various schools, Sister was also a sacristan, principal, assistant principal, CCD coordinator, Eucharistic Minister, local secretary, local treasurer and local minister and while she was teaching she completed a Bachelor of Science in Education degree at De Paul University in Chicago, Illinois.

After so many years of teaching in the primary grades, Sister Dolorine moved into a pre-retirement phase of her life. At Mount Alverna Home in Parma, Ohio she served in the dietary department first as a dietary clerical aide and then as a dietary office aide. As her health began to decline Sister became a resident at Mount Alverna Home where she became popular among the staff who served there because of her kindness and gentleness. One of the notable traits of Sister was that she was a refined and gentle woman.

In 2005 Sister transferred to the Infirmary of Our Lady of Victory Motherhouse in Lemont. During those thirteen years Sister’s health gradually continued to decline as her earthly life slowly ebbed out of her body. Just a month short of 86 years of religious life and at the age of 100, Sister M. Dolorine peacefully entered into eternal life at 1:30 A.M. on Thursday, May 10, 2018, to be with Jesus whom she loved and served with all her heart.