“Adrian was certainly not in my original plans but very much in His.”
This line from a St. Catherine letter written by Sister Margaret Karam on June 9, 1980 sums up her explanation of how she came to be an Adrian Dominican Sister. After all, as a young woman, thoughts of religious life had been quite far from her mind.
Sister Margaret was born July 30, 1924, in Nogales, Arizona, to Joseph and Ramona (Carreno) Karam. Her paternal grandparents were Lebanese Christians, while her grandparents on her mother’s side came from Spain to Mexico City and migrated to Nogales when a revolution broke out in Mexico. The Karams and the Carrenos ended up living next door to each other in Nogales, and Joseph and Ramona met and eventually married. Margaret was their eldest child, followed by Joe, Eleanor, and Ray.
Read more about Sister Margaret (pdf)
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