Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sisters mark 125 years of ministry

Marilyn Jozwik reports, Special to "your" Milwaukee Catholic Herald, November 6, 2008, on this anniversary of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother (SSM). One of the Sisters' local institutions was Madonna High School which closed, after only six years, in 1971.
"We simply didn't have enough sisters to supply Madonna," said Sr. Maria [Vinton]. "After Vatican II came 'The Great Exodus.' The sisters were encouraged to re-examine their vocation and many came to realize they didn't have a call to religious life. Some went into social justice, a lot left to get married."

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