Showing Love to the Daughters of Wisdom

A lucky winner picks up her prize. 

For the second year in a row, staff at St. Mary’s Home are using Valentine’s Day to show some love to the Daughters of Wisdom, the order of nuns who ran St. Mary’s for decades.

Members of the Environmental Committee, which plans fun stuff to boost camaraderie, baked and bought cakes and other Valentine-themed goodies to be raffled off today Hungry staff bought tickets in droves, raising nearly $300 to be donated to the sisters. The committee is still accepting donations through Monday (Valentine’s Day).

On Tuesday, the last nun on the staff, Sister Mary June Morin, retired after 51 years of serving children at St. Mary’s. She was back today as a volunteer, but at least she got to sleep in — until 7 a.m. — after years of reporting to work at 4:30 a.m. to beat the tunnel traffic from nearby Portsmouth. You can read a lovely article about Sister from The Virginian-Pilot newspaper here.

Lucky winners.