Sister of St. Francis Laetitia Choi dies at age 80
COLORADO SPRINGS. Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration Laetitia Choi died June 9 at Mount St. Francis. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated June 13, followed by burial in the Mount St. Francis Cemetery.
Sister Laetitia was born Dec. 11, 1938 in Seoul, South Korea, to Young Jin Choi and Yik Soo Kim. She entered the Congregation of Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Perpetual Help of Seoul and professed final vows on June 26, 1958.
She earned a master’s degree in education and was a kindergarten principal for 14 years. In 1978, she came to the United States and transferred her vowed membership to the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, St. Joseph Province. She ministered to the Korean Catholic Community, first in Denver and then in Colorado Springs at St. Andrew Kim Parish, serving as organist, catechist and in other roles. This continued until the time of her death.
Sister Laetitia is survived by two brothers, Augusten and Father James, and several nieces and nephews.