Monday, April 27, 2015

Read All About It (in Today's @BostonGlobe)

For the benefit of NunBlog readers who are not on Twitter where I have posted copious links, today's Boston Globe features an article about my community and its mission. Remarkably (and providentially), the story was published on the anniversary of our Founder's beatification (12 years ago--and I was there!).
Sister Mary Frances watches as a truck backs
up to the shipping department's loading dock.
The story originated in Globe reporter Cristela Guerra's clever way of looking through online fundraisers for interesting leads. Remember our "audiobooks" campaign? She found it and thought, "I bet there's an interesting story behind that." The rest is history. (Except that now we are doing a different fundraiser: the sound studio needs a new shrink-wrap machine. Hopefully the Globe article will inspire someone to find that campaign!)

Cristela came to the motherhouse to see what we have going on here and to meet with the sisters, especially the sister-authors whose books were lined up to be transformed into audiobooks (thanks to that very successful fundraiser). She also called Boston native Sister Helena Burns up in Toronto--and it is Sr Helena who has the first and last words in the article, which also mentions our newly released documentary about the Founder, which Sr Helena wrote and produced.

The online article has my picture, standing here
at my desk (a bookstore display unit that I have repurposed), where the scarf we each received at the beatification is stretched across the top to hide all the drives and storage on the shelves below.

Sister Mary Paula, 88, was thrilled when the Globe photographer stationed herself in the aisle in chapel to get just the right angle of Sister praying. I was so glad for her sake that one of those pictures made the final cut in the print edition!






3 comments:

Ana Zahler said...

I am really, honestly happy about this publication.
And hope any of the readers would
support / help the ministry.

Sr Anne Flanagan said...

Thank you, Ana!

Sr Anne Flanagan said...

Thank you, Ana!