Nuns Killed 25 Years Ago In Liberia To Be Honored Saturday

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Catholic Sisters and Matyrs

As a memorial to five Southern Illinois missionary nuns who were killed 25 years ago in Liberia, the Sisters of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ will hold a celebration Saturday at the order’s motherhouse in Ruma, Ill.

On Oct. 20, Sisters Barbara Ann Muttra and Mary Joel Kolmer were ambushed while driving an employee to his home. Three days later, the three remaining Adorers sisters serving in Liberia at that time, Shirley Kolmer, Agnes Mueller and Kathleen McGuire, were killed outside their homes by rebel forces.

The event will open at 9 a.m, followed by a prayer service at 10 a.m. Ruma is about 40 miles south of St. Louis; the motherhouse is at 2 Pioneer Lane.

 

 

Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch



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