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Documentary features Sister Victoria's teachings

March 26, 2014

Photo submitted Shown are several St. Marys residents featured in the documentary, "Lessons of Sister Victoria: Glimpses of life in 50s." The film will be featured Sunday afternoon at ECCHS. Sister Victoria is shown seated in front.

A documentary, "Lessons of Sister Victoria: Glimpses of life in the 50s" in St. Marys is being shown on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Elk County Catholic High School auditorium. The event is open to the public with free admission. Any donations are being donated to the Elk County Benedictine Sisters.
The nearly two-hour documentary was produced by Gale Largey, a former St. Marys resident and 1962 graduate of Central High School who now resides in Wellsboro with his family. It explores the influence of a convent of Benedictine Sisters on life in the community of St. Marys.
"'The Lessons of Sister Victoria' seeks to balance our understanding by highlighting the positive aspects. By teaching and practicing their motto of 'pray and work' the Benedictine Sisters shaped several generations of Catholic children into very productive members of society," Largey said. "They modeled leadership for young women and fostered honesty, frugality and community-mindedness among the people of St. Marys."

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