Welcome to Vietnamese Sisters!

Global sisterhood is up close and personal at Mount Carmel!

Vietnamese IHM Sisters (l. to r.) Chihn, Tram and Tuyen explore the Mount Carmel campus after their arrival in September. Tram and Tuyen will live at Mount Carmel as they begin their studies at Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa, while Chihn will attend a college in Connecticut. Welcome, Sisters!

“We are very excited to be able to engage in mission by assisting our global sisters in this way,” says BVM President Teri Hadro. “We are grateful for the hospitality, prayers and many contributions so many will offer on behalf of our new global residents.”

BVMs Mary Crimmin (Agnes) and Marion Murphy (John Patrice) will serve as “house mothers” to assist in the transition of these sisters to our culture and customs. Judy Callahan, BVM (Eugene Mary) will coordinate tutoring at Mount Carmel for the sisters, Carol Marie Baum, BVM (Joseph Louis) will coordinate transportation to and from Divine Word College, and BVM Angele Lutgen will work with volunteers to provide various needs of the sisters. BVMs living in both the Dubuque area and at a distance will also contribute their assistance in many ways.