Lorraine Morin was two weeks shy of her thirty-third birthday when she finally took a step she’d been discerning almost half of her life: she wrote to Sister Patrick Jerome Mullins, the Congregation’s novice mistress at the time, asking to be admitted.
“It may be that, now that I can no longer fight it, it is too late,” she wrote.
But the General Council gave its permission, and on June 26, 1962, Lorraine arrived in Adrian from her home town of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to become a postulant.
Lorraine was born on October 10, 1928, in Somerville, Massachusetts. Both of her parents, Joseph Morin and Adelaide Ouellette, were natives of St. Helene, Quebec who had immigrated to Massachusetts, Joseph’s family to Salem and Adelaide’s to Lowell.
Joseph was a mill foreman and Adelaide a dressmaker when the couple married in June 1913. At some point Joseph became a barber, for Sister Lorraine spoke in her life story about how her father would give his clients “haircuts and a couple of hundred dollars’ worth of counseling.”
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I will miss Sr. Lorraine. She was my supervisor when I came to Barry in Fall 1987. I was a student aide in the Business Office. She had a heart of gold. She was strict and spoke her mind and told it like it is. I truly did miss seeing her around campus after she went home to Michigan. She and other strong-minded women at Barry is probably one of the reasons why I'm still here at Barry and still in the Business Office.
Sister, I loved you deeply! Thank you for spending time with me !! Our moments together will never be forgotten! 😔
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