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Mother Dolores

Refused permission to start her order of religious sisters in California, Mother Dolores and her small community found their way to Reno in 1877, where she went on to found Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, which is still operating today.

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Mother Alfred Moes

In 1883 after a funnel-shaped cloud touched down and devastated Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. W. W. Mayo took charge of the thirty-four injured victims. Mother Alfred took over the nursing functions. Afterwards, she took the good doctor aside and confided something to him. She had this dream about how the two of them might build a hospital.

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Sister Peg and the new elevator

Elevators Are Important: Sister Peg’s Story

For four nights and three days, 85 year-old Sister Margaret (Peg) Geary was trapped inside a broken-down elevator.

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Sister Mary Winifred

This first vignette in our “Catholic Nuns and the Making of America” series highlights the influence of a sister on one of SOAR!’s founders, John Fialka, in high school.

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Sister in front of a glass sliding door

Appreciation from the Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey

This is an excerpt from a letter to SOAR! from Sister Katie McNamara, O.C.S.O., from the Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey in Wrentham, Massachusetts – a monastic community of some 50 Trappistine nuns.

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Sister Katherine Drexel

She could not beat the Church’s system of segregation, but she did do something that eventually helped break it down.

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SOAR! Gifts: Sacredness of Earth Prayers

A selection of Prayers and Reflections on the Sacredness of the Earth from Support Our Aging Religous. This prayer booklet is a gift from SOAR! in appreciation of our donors.

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SOAR! Gifts: Peace Prayers

A selection of Prayers for Peace from Support Our Aging Religous. This prayer booklet is a gift from SOAR! in appreciation of our donors.

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