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National Catholic Sisters Week

Let's Hear It For The Nuns!

Christina Capecchi | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion
Christina Capecchi

When Mary Margaret Gefre's boyfriend drove her to the train station in their small North Dakota town, the 19-year-old farm girl didn't tell him where she was headed on that brisk December day, clutching a small bag containing a rosary, her childhood prayer book, a few dresses and a pair of shoes. She was bound for a cloistered convent in St. Paul, Minn. She was going to become a nun.