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Becoming an Ursuline Sister, Sr. Karen Schwane, O.S.U. '60

When I was a student at Ursuline, there were boarders. There were two girls from Mexico City who were frequently invited to my home for weekends and holidays. Their family invited me to their home the summer of 1957. It was my first immersion experience in learning and using the Spanish language. I fell in love their culture and language. Spanish became my second teaching field.

Additionally, Sister Dolores Marie Ramsey had a profound impact on my life. After our Senior Retreat she asked me what I intended to do with my life and gave me a small spiritual book to read daily. I had to set an extra alarm to rise earlier for this task. Today, I am an Ursuline Sister celebrating my 60th anniversary of Profession.