Thank a Nun

March 24, 2014
Sister Vincent De Paul, a Grand Rapids Dominican taught me to love music. And Sister Rose Francis encouraged me to go to music school in New York City. The end result was I am the creator of the NUNSENSE Series of Musicals. My five characters are based on the personalities of five Sisters from...
March 19, 2014
I am an alumnae of Our Lady of the Elms High School in Akron, Ohio. Sr. Maura Bartel was always an example of quiet strength and leadership, but she touched my life in a very special way a few years after I graduated from high school. In college, I found myself a difficult situation at the parish I...
March 19, 2014
Sometimes actions speak louder than words, and this was certainly the case in my high school, Our Lady of the Elms in Akron, Ohio. Sr. Loyola Ernst, OP, was one of the greatest examples of quiet love and joy that I have ever had. She came through the high school every day, and collected attendance...
March 19, 2014
A special thanks to the most special person in the world, Sr. Kathy an IHM sister who took my infant son from me when he got too wiggly in church and kept him occupied so I could watch my girls and pay attention to what was going on in mass. He is 5 now and she showed him that you always take your...
March 12, 2014
I had started at University as Pre-Nursing when I was asked if I would like to go to a program off campus with one of the Sisters. I said yes and a couple days later found myself in a car with Sr. Victoria Marie, who is a nursing instructor. She preceded to ask questions about why I wanted to be a...
March 12, 2014
There are so many sisters who have impacted my life. They all happen to be from St. Benedict's monastery in St. Joseph, MN. The three who stand out as women who became my mother when I needed one most are Sisters Jacquelyn Dubay, Beth Pankake, Mary Anthony Wagoner. Each of these women has nurtured...
March 07, 2014
I am a product of Catholic schooling, luckily enough to have had nuns all but one year. The experience that I had was a loving one, great memories and even a better education due to these wonderful women. Frankly, my experience in school framed my faith and that was due to the nuns. I recently...
March 05, 2014
Sister Mary Frances, BVM, instilled in me a love of Shakespeare, which has has remained with me through my 60s. I can still recite the Macbeth soliloquy she made us memorize as freshmen: "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day...." -Virginia Pfeiffer Wilson (...