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In her oral history, Sr. Madonna Bishop discusses her life as a Sister of Saint Francis, having a unique background as both a school teacher and a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Initially reluctant to enter the religious life, Sr. Bishop became open to becoming a sister after her encounter with the sisters of Saint Mary’s Academy, Indianapolis, whom she described as having a “sincere goodness.” Awarded degrees in English and Reading, Sr. Bishop taught numerous subjects at the grade school and high school levels before returning to school at the age sixty-four to become an LPN, completing an internship at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. As a nurse, Sr. Bishop cared for her mother and, for thirteen years, her beloved sisters of Saint Francis in the infirmary at Oldenburg. As Sr. Bishop concludes her oral history, she reflects on the aging process, her life of service, and the importance of the Franciscan Charism.

Date

7-29-2016

Interviewee

Sr. Madonna Bishop

Interviewer

Mary Ellen Lennon Ph.D

Format

mp3 audio

Duration

01:10:44

Location

Oldenburg, Indiana

Keywords

Franciscan Charism, Saint Mary’s Academy, Indianapolis; Wishard Hospital; Sisters of Saint Francis, Oldenburg, licensed practical nurse, LPN

Disciplines

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

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