I grew up in St. Peter’s Parish, Fort Recovery, which was about a 20-minute drive from Maria Stein Convent. When I reflect on my experiences as a child and think about Maria Stein, my first memory goes back to the Pilgrimages of walking every year from St. John’s Parish Church to the Maria Stein Convent. While we walked, we prayed the rosary led by Father Harold Diller, who was in an open car with a megaphone. When we arrived at the Convent, there was Benediction and special prayers. I remember seeing the Sisters in the big Chapel. I was in awe at all my “not everyday” experiences.
Sister Noreen Jutte
Sister Noreen works in the archives department; Michelle Bodine photo