Sister Bernadine (Emmet) Nash, OSU
Sister Bernadine claimed the title of “matriarch” as the first of eleven children–three girls and eight boys. There were 51 fourth graders in her first teaching experience at Holy Spirit School. Next, she was sent to Saint Peter School and then to Saint Boniface, all three in Louisville. Sister taught in Nebraska and her adventures there were frequently told in conversations, including several about training the boys to be servers at Mass. She taught at several other parish schools in Louisville and returned to Omaha, Nebraska to serve as principal at Blessed Sacrament School, Omaha, for nine years. Her last position was principal of Saint Philip School in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. From 1992 to 1998, she was coordinator of the Ursuline Motherhouse community and then volunteered at Jewish Hospital, Suburban Medical Center and at the Hospice inpatient unit at Norton Hospital. Calling seniors in Elderserve was meaningful because she loved to talk!
Submitted by Kathy Williams, LOUISVILLE