Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Nuns and Healthcare

From ChurchPop:
In 1883 a devastating tornado hit Rochester, Minnesota.  Dr. W.W. Mayo who was caring for injured victims requested the help of Catholic Sisters.  When the crisis passes, Mother Alfred Moes (founder of the Sisters of St. Francis of Our Lady of Lourdes) discussed a dream she had with Dr. Mayo.  The dream was about the two of them building a world-recognized hospital in Rochester. The resulting St. Mary’s Hospital, opening in 1895, drew so many patients it spawned the Mayo clinic.  The result was hundreds of basic medical innovations, but the foundation for all of them was the hard work, faith and frugality of the nuns. (Read more.)

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