Sister Victor Martin
Sister Victor Martin
  • February 14, 1920 - January 6, 2018
  • Houston, Texas

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Sister Victor Martin, CCVI, a Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, Texas passed away on January 6, 2018. May she now enjoy the presence of God, the One whom she loved and served so faithfully.

Sister Victor was born Eileen Bridget in County Cork, Ireland to William and Eileen Lehane Martin. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1938 at St. Michael Convent in Co. Clare, Ireland. In May 1939, she arrived at Villa de Matel, Houston, Texas, to continue her formation program to become a religious Sister. She made her Perpetual Profession of Vows on
June 6, 1947.

By profession, Sister became a degreed registered nurse. With these qualifications, she gave excellent patient care in varied assignments at many health care facilities sponsored by the Congregation throughout Texas, Louisiana, and California, including serving as the Pediatric Supervisor at St. Mary Hospital, Long Beach, California. Later on in her life, Sister Victor made a decision to follow the path of Pastoral Care and become a Chaplain. Upon successfully completing a program, The National Association of Catholic Chaplains conferred her certification as a Chaplain in 1986. She then ministered in the Pastoral Care Departments at St. Mary Hospital, Port Arthur, Texas and at St. Bernardine Medical Center, San Bernardino, California. In 1993, she transitioned to Lobby Hospitality Ministry at the Imaging Center and Radiation Oncology Department at St. Bernardine Medical Center, California. Sister Victor's life was blessed with great joys and achievements during her many years of faithful and joyful service as a Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

Sister Victor is survived by her many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand nephews, and friends from Ireland, England and the United States.

We extend a special thanks to the Sisters and Staff at St. Placidus Convent for their gentle and loving care during Sister's later years.

Sister Victor's body will be received at the Immaculate Conception Chapel, Villa De Matel, 6510 Lawndale Street, Houston, Texas at: 5:00 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018, followed by Evening Praise and a celebration of her life. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at 10:30 AM on Friday, January 12, 2018. The Rite of Committal will follow at Villa de Matel Cemetery.