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Meeting Sr. Anselma in Germany

Posted on: October 10, 2016 3:00 pm

Clockwise from center top: Sr. Marla Monahan, Sr. Mary Lillian, Sr. Mary Anselma, and Sr. Mary Klaudia at the General Chapter in Germany.

Sr. Marla Monahan (pictured top, center) checked in from the General Chapter in Coesfeld, Germany on October 10, 2016.

She wrote:

"To my right is Sr. Mary Klaudia from Indonesia, a translator. To my left is Sr. Mary Lillian from Papua New Guinea, a chapter delegate. Today we visited 100-year-old Sr. Mary Anselma in Vechta, Germany (pictured bottom, center).

Sr. Mary Anselma was on the island of Wangerooge during the Second World War serving as a nurse. The island was bombed several times and she single-handedly buried several people who died, including SNDs. There was no doctor on the island, so she also performed life-saving surgeries. It was such an honor to meet this serene, unassuming sister who now has no memory of the war."

Mary Ann Robinson
Date: on October 17, 2016

God's blessing removed that memory. You are in a holy presence. God bless all of you.

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