American Catholic nuns have been in the news recently regarding a Vatican investigation into the quality of their lives. Parallel to this story is a not-as-well-publicized look at their lives which spans their presence in America since the Civil War. This story is presented in a traveling exhibit, “Women and Spirit.” It captures the contributions of some American nuns in health care, education, and social justice.
An article about these sisters, written by Suzy Farren, appears in the September-October 2009 issue of Health Progress. For the full article, click here.