Where were the women? - Catholic Courier

Where were the women?

To the editor:

I am writing in response to the photo in the October Catholic Courier of the 100th-anniversary Mass for St. Joseph’s Hospital, held at St. Peter’s and Paul’s Church. The photo shows six men: Bishop, priests and deacons, and no women. St Joseph’s Hospital was started by the Sisters of St. Joseph, not by priests or brothers of St. Joseph. Given this fact, I would have liked to have seen some representation of the sisters.

St. Joseph’s was founded by an order of nuns who were making big changes in our society taking care of the sick and poor. The current hospital would never have existed without the tireless work of these women. The women who currently are carrying this torch should have been represented.

Elizabeth Maloney

Pennsylvania Avenue

Pine City

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