The Calling: Becoming a Sister late in life

The Calling: Becoming a Sister late in life

By Kacie Goode | The Kentucky Standard Flowers one of Nazareth’s newest SCNs Sr. Marie Flowers described herself as a “church nerd” growing up. “I had always been very involved in the church,” she said. “I sang in the choir for 20-something years” and could recall...
Sister Maria Cecilia Emanuelli: An Interview

Sister Maria Cecilia Emanuelli: An Interview

My father, Louis Emanuelli, Sr. was born in northern Italy on November 23, 1894. He grew up there near the Alps Mountains where he sometimes played running up and down those mountains. He had four sisters and was the youngest and only brother. At age eleven, after...
Sister Marita Pozek: An Interview

Sister Marita Pozek: An Interview

The remarks of this interviewer are in italics. At the top of the page of Sister Marita Pozek’s short autobiography which I used for reference, she had written ” Nothing happens by chance.” As I left her apartment and her gracious hospitality, I found myself thinking...
Sister Rita Jo Hancsak: An Interview

Sister Rita Jo Hancsak: An Interview

August, 2016 – Sister Rita Jo Hancsak (formerly S. Mary Dorothy) (Sister Rita Jo’s story has been reproduced from her autobiography written in 2008 and a video interview done by a niece of Pat McKim, SCNA, given in July, 2013. Consolidation of the two sources...
Helping mothers survive

Helping mothers survive

If Sister Jessie’s dream comes true, no mothers will die during childbirth in Shorapur Taluka of Yadagiri District in India. In one of the poorest districts of north Karnataka, Jessie Saldanha, SCN, spends days and nights working toward this goal as the head of a...