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S6 E21: Our Time at Carville

In the Company of Sister Loretto Gettemeier, Sister Ellen Kron, Sister Mary Louise Stubbs, Walter Ch

May 21, 2024

This episode marks the end of our Carville series. To wrap up our feature on the National Leprosarium, we're joined again by Wendy Chin-Tanner (author of King of the Armadillos) and Walter Chin (Wendy's father and inspiration for her book), as well as Sister Loretto Gettemeier, Sister Ellen Kron, and Sister Mary Louise Stubbs. Each of the three Sisters has her own tie to Carville and each shares her stories of the Daughters of Charity who served there.

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