Age 90

A proud native of North Carolina, Sister Rosalind was an educator and a leader who empowered people to grow and expand their vision of life and service.

After joining the Sisters of Mercy at the age of 22 in Belmont, North Carolina, she received a bachelor’s degree in education from Sacred Heart College in Belmont, North Carolina, and a medical technology degree from Mercy Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. Later she earned a master degree in romance languages from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a doctoral degree in education administration from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina. She was also the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, North Carolina, in recognition of her outstanding service in education.

For 21 years, she served as an educator in the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, teaching for eight years on the secondary school level and ministering as a principal for 13 years at Charlotte Catholic High School. An outstanding administrator renown for her love of the French Language and travels in France, she was an extremely gracious woman of Mercy.

Next, she was called to community leadership, serving eight years as vice-president and eight years as president of the former Belmont Regional Community. Her spiritual motto was “In You, O Lord I Trust.” For seven years, Sister Rosalind Picot served on the board of directors at Holy Angels, where she passionately advanced the ministry of caring for people with special needs and delicate medical conditions.