Above: Sister M. Alberta, left, and her sister, Sister M. Rene, who died in 2016.
Listen carefully and you will hear Sister M. Alberta mention the reason she asked to move from her ministry as principal at Alleman High School in Rock Island, Ill., closer to her family in Morgan County. She mentions her sister, Marianne, who was as that time raising teenagers and caring for their aging parents. The move would allow her to be close enough to home to provide support for her family even as she maintained a busy life of ministry. Often our sisters’ lives, much like your own, involved multitasking efforts on both the ministerial and home fronts.