The Greeneville Sun: Common Threads: New Appalachian Cultural Exhibit Opens

The Greeneville Sun: Common Threads: New Appalachian Cultural Exhibit Opens. “According to [archivist Sandi] Laws, nuns of the Glenmary Order left Chicago to bring Catholic teachings to the region through community service in the 1940s. The sisters’ arrival, wearing their distinctive nuns’ habits and following unfamiliar practices, sparked wonder and suspicion. In 1967, 44 sisters broke away from the order and founded the Federation of Communities in Service, to serve the region in more practical ways without the restrictions and distinctive dress requirements placed on them by their mother church…. Common Threads, a new digital exhibit curated by Laws, tells the story in photographs, documents and film.” I can’t excerpt enough to do the article justice.

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