8 senior nuns at a Wisconsin convent passed away of COVID-19 problems in the recently– consisting of 4 who died on the same day.
The congregation that runs the home learnt on Thanksgiving Day that one of the 88 sis who lived there had actually caught the lethal health problem, said Sciano, the provincial leader for School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province.
” Even though theyre older … we didnt anticipate them to go so, so quickly,” stated Sister Debra Marie Sciano. “It was simply very tough for us.”
Sister Dorothy MacIntyre died Dec. 11 and Sister Mary Alexius Portz died Sunday, according to the congregations website..
Numerous more favorable tests followed and, on Dec. 9, Sisters Rose M. Feess and Mary Elva Wiesner died.
The females were all in their late 80s and 90s and had been living at Notre Dame of Elm Grove, a retirement community for sis in suburban Milwaukee, authorities stated.
4 of the 8– Sisters Cynthia Borman, Joan Emily Kaul, Lillia Langreck and Michael Marie Laux — all died on Monday.
With Post wires.
All of the women worked as teachers, consisting of Wiesner, who taught in Catholic grade schools for more than 40 years and worked as gift shop organizer at the house.
Sciano declined to state how many other sisters have checked positive, pointing out personal privacy factors.
Last month, 76 Catholic nuns at a convent in Germany evaluated favorable for COVID-19, requiring health authorities to put the whole abbey under quarantine.
Notre Dame of Elm Grove in Wisconsin.AP Photo/Morry GashThe terrible outbreak comes after 6 nuns at Our Lady of Angels Convent in Greenfield, Wisconsin, likewise a care house for Catholic sis, died in August of the coronavirus.
In July, seven nuns died at a center for Maryknoll sisters in Ossining, New York and 13 died at a convent near Detroit, Michigan.
Waukesha County Department of Health & & Human Services said county illness detectives have been working with the School Sisters of Notre Dame center because they were contacted about the break out.
Some had actually been artists and missionaries, or worked on peace and justice problems. Among the siblings was a released poet and another invested her summer seasons working on an American Indian reservation in South Dakota.