Sister Mary June Morin truly is the heart and soul of St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children, where she has worked for 50 years. On Friday, May 22, at 8:30 p.m., the community affairs program “What Matters” will devote its entire half hour to Sister Mary June, the last nun at the Home. You can catch the program on WHRO Channel 15 (digital channel 15.1), Hampton Roads’ public television station. To learn more about the program, click here.
William C. Giermak, CEO of St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children, likes to joke that 2009 is the “Year of Sister Mary June.” She’s been getting some — very well-deserved — attention since celebrating the start of her 50th year with St. Mary’s Home back in February.
An article about Sister Mary June Morin that appeared that month in The Virginian-Pilot has led to a half-hour program about Sister that is expected to air on WHRO, Hampton Roads’ public television station, later this month. Elsie Duval, a member of a women’s group from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newport News also read that article with interest. She invited Sister to speak to the group and share lunch with them, and Sister did so on Monday.
Thank you to the St. Andrew’s women’s group (shown here with Sister, who is seated second from the left) for your hospitality and your gift to St. Mary’s Home in Sister’s honor.
Sister Mary June Morin has been featured in The Virginian-Pilot and in her hometown paper in Madawaska, Maine. Now, she’s headed to television.