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Sister Cora’s Last Lesson

A powerful teaching from an unlikely source

By: Barbara Kramer

Sister Cora’s Last Lesson: A powerful teaching from an unlikely source by Barbara Kramer

“Here’s something you might want to do,” said my husband, as we left church one Sunday. He pointed to an item in the parish bulletin: Has your life ever been touched by the Sisters of St. Joseph? Would you like to return the kindness? It went on to ask for volunteers to help out at the local nursing home for the retired nuns from the order.

The Sisters had staffed the Catholic schools in our area for many years and taught all three of our children. They had also shown me...

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