40 years ago today - Aug 3, 1981-Monday

[Leonard Arrington]

... I had always wanted to ask about President Romney's sister who became a Catholic nun. How did that happen? What were the circumstances? She said that this sister's name was Lurelene. She had grown up in Mexico, along with President Romney, and then went to Rexburg [Idaho], I believe. She had married and had I think five children. She had married an LDS person whose name Dona did not recall. Then she had been divorced, say when she was in her fifties. Sometime after she became a Roman Catholic and took the vows of a nun. She is known as Mary Catherine. She lives in Holladay [Utah] along with a few other nuns, perhaps six or seven. They do work on behalf of the poor and the needy. ...

[Confessions of a Mormon historian : the diaries of Leonard J. Arrington, 1971-1997, Gary James Bergera, editor, Signature Books, 2018]

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