January 23rd, 2012

Pulse on Health: A Franciscan legacy

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Seems to me we should tip our hats to an unlikely example of faith shaping the city of Rochester and Mayo Clinic for more than a century. The Franciscan sisters, led by foundress Mother Alfred Moes, raised the money to build Saint Marys Hospital after the tornado that devastated the community in 1883, necessitating that the sisters — who were primarily teachers — serve as impromptu nurses.

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Tags: Community, Mayo Clinic Rochester

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