Sister Joan Nuckols was born in Butte, Mont., and professed final vows on June 12, 1977.She taught at Xavier HS in St. Louis; Xavier HS in Phoenix; and South Central Jr. HS and Butte Central HS in Butte, Mont. She then ministered at Xavier College Preparatory HS in Phoenix as teacher, campus minister, and vice principal for Academics and Campus Ministry. She currently serves as principal at Xavier College Preparatory.
“Being a BVM is the core to who I am, what I do, how I share God’s blessings in my life,” says Sister Joan. “Living in community these past 50 years is a great blessing in my life. I have been privileged and encouraged to do so many things—teaching history, being campus minister, vice principal, and now principal. I have been very fortunate to travel as a BVM to so many places. Most memorable has been the Lourdes Pilgrimage during Holy Week which helps me to realize the worldwide Catholic community and respond to the journey that God calls each of us to follow.”
A celebration Mass and reception will be held at Xavier College Preparatory, Oct. 21, 2017, to celebrate her golden jubilee.