General Superior Sister Dawn Tomaszewski and Sister Nancy Nolan
Sister Alice Ann Rhinesmith
Sister Maureen Ann McCarthy
Sister Noralee Keefe
Sister Rita Clare Gerardot
Sister Mary Cecile Grojean
Sister Rosemary Nudd
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, were founded by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin in 1840. More than 30 years later, the Chicago Cubs history began, as the team joined the National League in 1876 – then known as the Chicago White Stockings.
Since then, the franchise has won three World Series titles. The first came in 1907, with the second in 1908. The third came to fruition on Wednesday, Nov. 2, when the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians, 8-7, in extra innings.
During the lifespan of the franchise, many Sisters of Providence have been big fans of the team. They lived with the squad through its ups and downs. The days of Ernie Banks (“Let’s play Two!”), Ryne Sandberg, Ron Santo … the list is endless!
Several Sisters of Providence came to work on Thursday a little bleary eyed after staying up to watch the World Series finale. Some, on the other hand, were quite joyful – like General Superior Sister Dawn Tomaszewski – who entered the Administration Building Thursday morning beaming, wearing a Cubs’ jersey and saying “Go Cubs!” Sister Dawn is a Chicago native.
However, their love for their team kept them glued to their televisions Wednesday evening as the Cubs earned their first title in 108 years.
On Thursday morning, Postulant Emily TeKolste met with many of these sisters, shooting video of their reaction to the victory. Above are the clips.
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