The tragic deaths of Sister Paula Merrill, Sister of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky, and Sister Margaret Held, School Sister of St. Francis, Milwaukee, who had served in Durant and Lexington for so many years, was the Providential sign leading the Daughters of Charity to where that might be. They began to explore the possibilities in Holmes County, Mississippi – the poorest county in the poorest state in the Union; but, they knew the people would be better served through collaboration. So, the call went forth to the 13 congregations of the Sisters of Charity Federation to explore who might be willing to respond to this bold endeavor.

Read the full article from Faith Afire, Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise below.

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