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Kevin Cullen

Heroes on our shores

I’m a sucker for nuns and people who are kind to the less fortunate, so Lena Deevy is a two-fer.

I call her Sister Lena, because she’s a nun, and that’s what I call nuns, but most people just call her Lena. I love nuns because they devote their lives to the poor, and are usually poor themselves, but only in a material sense, because nuns like Sister Lena are richer in other ways because of what they do with their lives. I love Sister Lena because of what she has done with her life.

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