Sister Michael Ellen Carling

June 14, 2019
The church community I grew up in is just down the street from Marywood, where Sister Michael Ellen lives. I’ve known the area since I was little and often drove through the neighborhoods with my mom as she pointed out the house where she grew up and where other members of our community lived. This...
April 11, 2019
The third time I met with Sister Michael Ellen was during the week of the Midwest’s polar vortex, and it had taken a toll on every part of the community. The power at Marywood had gone out, but luckily the sisters had one functioning elevator and some lights. Sister Michael Ellen guided me to a...
March 25, 2019
We sat at Sister Michael Ellen’s desk in the archives. I was watching a PowerPoint, and she paused on each slide to share some fun facts. It was a presentation she had made for the Diamond Jubilee (60 year) celebration of her postulant class of 1953. The care with which she chose the photos and...