Sisters' Stories: Janet Korn

Audio Slideshow by Mike Crupi / Catholic Courier    |    05.13.2011
Category: Multimedia


In recognition of the wonderful and diverse work done by women religious in our community the Courier interviewed three long-serving nuns, each with her own unique life experiences shaped by a commitment to the Gospel message. On Mondays through May 23 we will post audio slideshows depicting these women.

Sister Janet Korn entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1956 with a deep desire to travel abroad and do missionary work. Little did she know that she would spend 16 years in Chile, where she lived through a historic election, a coup and the brutal rule of General Augusto Pinochet. What she learned living with the poor and oppressed in Latin America helped her become an advocate for Rochester's urban poor and migrant farmworkers.

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