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Mary Diez, S.S.F., is the president of the School Sisters of St. Francis, an international congregation of women religious.
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace participate in a June 22, 2019, Jubilee liturgy at the St. Mary-on-the-Lake Chapel in Bellevue, Wash. The care of retired women religious has become more challenging amid the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/courtesy Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace)
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Mary DiezKathleen O’Brien
The coronavirus has had a devastating impact on retired Catholic sisters, write two members of the School Sisters of St. Francis. Women religious are seeking to honor their past while continuing their legacy of service.