SSJs Inducted into National Hall of Fame

May 1, 2019

The Sisters of Saint Joseph were among a group of civil rights icons honored during a special ceremony at The National Voting Rights Museum & Institute in Selma, Alabama on March 1. Ahead of the 54th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the museum inducted the Sisters of Selma into its Ministers Hall of Fame. Sister Pat Flass, who is currently missioned in Selma, attended the ceremony and spoke on behalf of the SSJs. Sister Pat talked about the significant role the SSJs played in helping treat protestors who were injured during the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery. Sisters Mary Paul Geck (dec’d), Barbara Lum, Josepha Twomey, Marie Albert Alderman (dec’d), and Mary Weaver (dec’d) were all missioned in Selma during the time. Sister Barbara was the nurse supervisor at Selma’s Good Samaritan Hospital. The hospital was staffed by the Sisters and was the only one in the area that would care for African Americans.

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