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Sister Ruth Marie Soens

Sister Ruth Marie Soens was born Dolores Soens on July 9, 1937 in Kenosha, WI. She is the youngest of six children: three boys and three girls. One of the girls – Ruth Marie – died at age 5 of scarlet fever, before Dolores was born. In 1957, Dolores took her vows with the Sisters [...]

February 24th, 2022|

Sister Julia Costello, DMJ

Sister Julia Costello, DMJ, of the Daughters of Mary and Joseph in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, recently shared a reflection on her life with SOAR! Sister Julia circa 1952 My life as a Daughter of Mary and Joseph began when I entered our Irish Novitiate on August 15, 1948. There were six in [...]

September 30th, 2021|

Sister Rosemary Bertels, OSB

Sister Rosemary Bertels, OSB, of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica recently shared her story with SOAR! I grew up in a faith-filled home with good, faithful parents. I was born and baptized on Easter Sunday. Much later, I learned that the pastor told my father that I would become a nun. The Sisters’ [...]

April 7th, 2021|

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