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In her oral history, Sister Mildred Millie Speed discusses how she learned the importance of love and the true value of family from seeing the relationship between her mother and father at a young age. She reflects on how her vocation to the Sisters of Saint Francis was based on a letter from her dear friend, Sister Charlene Wolf, and how her time teaching at various levels of education in Illinois, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, and Ohio taught her to follow the vow of obedience—how to, ultimately, become “deeply Franciscan.” Sister Speed also describes what it was like to work with Native Americans in New Mexico, a group that had “a knowledge of our God and a love of the Great Spirit, as they refer to God,” and her starting a Kairos retreat for high school students in Middletown, Ohio. Finally, Sister Millie reports on her experience working with fellow Sisters in mission, especially her good friend and mentor-superior, Sister Norberta.

Date

10-25-2015

Interviewee

Sr. Mildred Millie Speed

Interviewer

Mary Ellen Lennon

Format

mp3 audio

Duration

1:38:09

Location

Oldenburg, Indiana

Keywords

Mother’s pension; Cincinnati, Ohio; Saint Catharine’s School, Ohio; Mother Marie Dillhof; Middletown, Ohio; Father Thomas Scecina High School, Indianapolis; Montana; Kairos Retreat

Disciplines

Catholic Studies | Oral History | United States History | Women's History

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