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Episode 4: Nadine & Alan

Nadine, a member of the religious order of the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate has a Franciscan heart. Although her order is based in the Midwest, family obligations led her to request to be posted back in the New York City region in the 1980s. Upon her return, conversations during a retreat led her to the Church of St. Francis Xavier, where she eventually become a member and has been worshiping since 1989. Alan, a member of the parish for nearly twenty years, interviews Sister Nadine about her life as a religious, a member of the Xavier parish community and the people who have made the community what it is.

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This episode was recorded and edited by Cynthia Bastidas of Semillita Productions. Photography by Donald Kennedy of Donald Kennedy Photography. Podcast introduction song is “Here I Am, Lord (I Come To Do Your Will),” music composed by Michael Ward and performed by the Music Ministry of the Church of St. Francis Xavier. All copyrighted music reproduced with permission of OneLicense copyright A-700530, rights reserved; music reprint license number 944. A special thanks to the staff of St. Francis Xavier and Father Ken Boller, SJ.