Sister Francis Allien,
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Sister Francis Allien,
  • February 12, 1928 - September 23, 2017
  • Houston, Texas

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Sister Francis Allien, C.V.I. died on September 23, 2017. She was a native Houstonian, born to J.B. and Agnes Marie Allien on February 12, 1928.

Sister was a graduate of Incarnate Word Academy, Houston, and received a B.S. in Elementary Education and a Masters in Religious Studies from Incarnate Word College, San Antonio.

Sister Francis entered the Congregation of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, Houston, August 15, 1946 and made final Profession of Vows on August 15, 1952.

During her Ministry, Sister taught elementary school in the Diocese of Beaumont and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Twenty-three of her forty-seven years of teaching were spent at St. James, Port Arthur and Assumption, Beaumont. After retiring from teaching, she was active in helping with health care at the Convent, Houston, until her illness with cancer.

She was proud of her Polish ancestry and enjoyed talking about her Grandmother, listening to her experiences. She was an avid reader, especially of science fiction, and she loved the Houston Astros. She had season tickets for many years and never missed a game on radio. Sister was a very caring and patient person and showed great devotion to family, especially her mother when she could no longer care for herself. She loved visiting with her nieces and nephews, and always enjoyed the holiday celebrations and get-togethers. She was a prayerful person devoted to her religious community and the Church.

Sister Francis was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Betty Ray Taylor. She is survived by her nieces, nephew, cousins, grand-nieces, and many good friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Wake Service at 6:00 p.m. at Incarnate Word Convent, 3400 Bradford Street, Houston, Texas. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at the convent Chapel on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 with Rev. Carl Belisch, C.S.B., celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Incarnate Word Academy, 609 Crawford Street, Houston, Texas 77002