If you’ve read my blog for a while, you know my longtime employer is Catholic, sponsored by an order of nuns. Over the years, their numbers have dwindled, both in our facilities and within the order itself. With uncomfortable regularity, a death announcement for yet another Sister will appear on our intranet news section. It makes my heart sink every time. I have been inexplicably drawn to them from the start. I’m not a “Cradle Catholic” and I didn’t attend Catholic schools as a child, so I never experienced nuns as punitive instructors. Our Sisters are caregivers. Some are crankier than others, but these are some of the most compassionate, kindhearted people I’ve known. I love them.

This morning I opened our intranet page to yet another death announcement for a Sister. She was familiar, but I didn’t know her as well as some of the others. But the description of her went straight to my heart:

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