Sister Philomena was born in between two world wars, and grew up during the great depression in the United States.
She never knew her father, and this was a life long sadness for her. Even when she was very old, she would repeat in a tearful way how difficult this was for her.
He older brother, Lou, was wounded in the second world war, and Sister looked up to him her whole life long, and was close to him and her two sisters.
She was a woman who knew a lot of personal suffering and yet who. like many people saved by love, become more caring, instead of more closed and cynical, by suffering.
Her own childhood gave her a loving heart for children who also lost one or both of their parents, and for children whose situations were poor like hers was.Read More