Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Year 2, Day # 100 - Sister Mary Joanna

 I or we could not believe our eyes when we passed a Mennonite lady and a Nun walking side by side on Kaufman Ave. We were on our way to Siesta Beach, but knowing this sight is once in a lifetime we stopped and turned around and headed back the way we came. The Mennonite lady Sylvia and Sr Mary Joanna were on on Paul and Ann's porch giving each other a hand shake.

We met and in visiting discovered Sister Joanna and I are related. In fact we are third cousins. My grandfather Mose P Troyer and her grandfather Menno Coblentz were first cousins. 

I admit I am so pleased and surprised to have a Nun a real Nun in my Amish lineage.


  1. My great aunt was a nun and my cousin was a priest. I think he's not a priest anymore though so I'm not sure how the family is reacting to that, but they sure were/are great people, and their love for the Lord was very inspiring.

  2. Wow! That is really neat!!!