- Jun 15, 2021
Some 300 religious sisters on Tuesday heard their peers call on them to “empower women” through education, institutions specifically created to support women, being critical of situations where women are being “trampled on,” and by telling the stories of the thousands of religious sisters who are fulfilling their “apostolic mission.”
Sister Barbara Donahue, 90, was only 10 minutes into an interview about the vaudeville group made up of her siblings and her when she broke out in “The Donahue Song.”
Sister Carol Hoverman, a Sister of St. Francis, who was at the forefront of Catholic communications for over three decades, died Oct. 3. She was 80 and had been in religious life for 63 years.
Mercy Sister Lillian Murphy, a former CEO of Mercy Housing Inc., and a national advocate for affordable housing, died at age 78 July 25 in San Francisco.
Poor Clare Sister Rose Marie of the Queen of Angels started off as a basketball star.
Sister Alice Zachmann is set to receive an award recognizing her lifetime of working for human rights and peace.
Officials gathered to present Catholic nun and celebrated Loyola-Chicago basketball chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt with Illinois’ 2018 Senior Hall of Fame award.