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Nuns, women from prison form a family at Journey House

The morning is cold and dark when Sister Rose McLarney comes out of the old brick building on Beacon Hill and opens the gates to the street.

She gets the 5 a.m. duty because she will leave soon to go swimming.

For now, she goes back inside and there in the warm kitchen, with coffee almost ready, the women who live upstairs come down to talk. Big things, little things. McLarney, 75, a sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, listens, the women’s ease and candor settling in more each day since they arrived at the new Journey House — dates they can cite immediately.

“Because that’s the day we got out of prison,” said Sher Bialczyk, 53.

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2017-05-18T13:18:04+00:00 May 18th, 2017|