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     September 24, 2018      #51-267 PB1
Sr. Tierney Trueman talks with a patient in this scene from the Ken Burns film “Mayo Clinic: Faith–Hope–Science.”


Very humbled, but very proud

By Jeff Pieters

Three years ago, Sr. Alice Thraen gave her regular Assisi Heights tour to a most irregular tour group.

Ken Burns, probably America’s best-known documentary filmmaker, and his film-making team were viewing the building and grounds.

“They were common, ordinary folks,” Sister Alice said. “And they had a lot of questions.”

Indeed: The tour, usually an hour long, took 2½ hours to complete, and the filmmakers returned for more the following day.

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Jeff Pieters