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Sister Francis Edwards

Formerly Sister Francis Bernard


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Sister Francis is a native of Oklahoma City, Okla. Currently, she ministers in residential services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Francis, formerly Sister Francis Bernard, entered the Congregation on Sept. 8, 1942 and professed final vows on Aug. 15, 1950.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. She also earned a master’s degree in mathematics from Indiana State University and a master’s of library science from the University of Oklahoma.

Sister Francis has been supporting the new nursing program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College by donating the medical journals and magazines she’s subscribing and granted ‘Friend of Nursing’ award from the college in 2015.

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