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  • There were eight of us to operate the school, clean the buildings, cook for everyone and do the laundry. We prayed the Office and went to Mass. Father Bernard tried to incorporate some Indian objects into the liturgy: an Indian blanket as an altar cloth, stoles woven by one of the women, a reed basket for the Eucharist. He referred to the Great Spirit in his prayers. But the few reservation women who came to daily Mass were very traditional Catholics, wearing white veils and saying the rosary while he said Mass. We Sisters, though, enjoyed what Father Bernard did.

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    photo: stained glass windows at Our Lady of the Sioux Chapel in Chamberlain, SD
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