Flu Claims a Third Victim

Marist Seminary, 1919 Unidentified nun

The third victim of the influenza was Sister Hormisdas, Little Sisters of the Holy Family, who died on January 11. Only 39 years old, Sister Hormisdas, a native of Quebec, had pronounced her perpetual vows in 1918. Father Thoral wrote about Sister Hormisdas: "Pray for Sr. Hormisdas buried today. Crown on head. Formula of profession in her hands."

Marist Seminary sent its students home, while Marist College reopened, with a modified schedule, a few weeks later. 

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