“As sisters, we are very committed. We are educated and intelligent, and each of us is spiritually motivated to do what we can for humankind.”

The Quarterback

Sister Mary Jean Ryan grew up in Cuba City, a town of 2,000 in rural Wisconsin. “I came from a poor family, and I wore hand-me-down clothes. My high school class had 30 or 40 people. I was a tomboy. I played football with the boys and I was the quarterback, because I was the smallest one – and everyone else could block for me. I was in the band too – I played the drums – not very well. My growing-up years were idyllic in many ways.”

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