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  • Featuring: Sister Rita Bergamini & Molly Swain
  • Date Submitted: Feb 23, 2024
  • Location: Providence Mount St. Vincent.

Sister Rita, a member of the Sisters of Sacred Heart Province since 1943, shares her experiences in the novitiate and as a nurse at Mount Saint Vincent. She discusses her assignment to Providence Hospital in Portland and her various roles in nursing and archives. Molly congratulates Sister Rita on her 80th anniversary as a sister and they discuss her initial calling and her return to live at the Mount for the past 50 years. Sister Rita also mentions the existence of an orchard on the campus where the sisters used to make preserves. Edit credit: Alison Jacques

Providence Mount St. Vincent is a vibrant living care community for older adults in West Seattle.


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