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A passion for people keeps Sister Bernadette going

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Sister Bernadette likes to say that she got her vocation on the way to the chicken coop.

It was on a Sunday afternoon 70 years ago that her mother asked her if she wanted to be a nun as they walked to the henhouse to collect eggs.


"And I said, oh yes," Sister Bernadette recalls. "That finalized it and we started moving ahead."

She was 13 years old. The country was in the depths of the Great Depression.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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