The Sisters have been talking about a new addition to the dining room, recreation room, and Providence Hall, and, for a change, they can hear one another more clearly!
Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, these areas have been retrofitted with sound suppression panels. The additions were seamlessly integrated into the spaces. In some areas, they are a visual enhancement, while in others they simply blend into the background. But while you may not see the difference, you certainly can hear it.
Sister Mary Jo Hummeldorf expressed her frustration over the sound situation earlier this year. “It was such a shame. You’d be trying to have a conversation over dinner and you simply could not hear or understand what the other person was saying because the sounds bounced around off of all the hard surfaces. When we’d have presentations in Providence Hall—with really important information—many could only hear with the special hearing devices they needed to use. Especially for our Sisters with older ears, it was a very frustrating situation.” ... full story