Carolyn Thurn, OP
this year celebrates 50 years of vowed religious life.
After graduating from St. Mary of the Springs Academy in 1955, Sr.
Carolyn joined the community of Dominican Sisters who taught her there.
"I was very impressed by the joy and apparent holiness of the Sisters, who were also wonderful teachers," she
comments about her
experience at the Academy and her
decision to enter the convent.
first profession of vows at St. Mary of the Springs
in 1957 and has never looked back.
Sr. Carolyn was initially a teacher, but in 1977, she changed ministry paths and began working as a nursing aide at Mohun Health Care Center, the infirmary at St. Mary of the Springs.
She went on to earn a nursing degree and spent the rest of her ministerial career in health care.
In 1992, Sr.
Carolyn returned to minister at Mohun Health Care Center, where she continues to serve today after 15 years.
"Maintaining a positive spirit at Mohun is very important to me, for the sake of our Sisters and priests who reside there," she