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Celebrating Foundresses’ Day Through Service

Celebrating Foundresses’ Day Through Service

March is the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon (SSMO) Heritage month. This year, the Sisters chose to celebrate their community and their founding Sisters, or “Foundresses,” through service. One of the foundresses, Sister Johanna, encountered a hungry and...

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In Memory: Sister Mary Ellen Hanson 1933 – 2021

In Memory: Sister Mary Ellen Hanson 1933 – 2021

Sister Mary Ellen Hanson was born on December 28, 1933, in Valentine, Nebraska.  The first child of Nathaniel and Henrietta (Bruggeman) Hanson, she was later joined by a brother, John, and sister, Liz.  Attending schools on various Native American Reservations in...

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