The woman who went from San Francisco socialite to Carmelite nun

John Landecker

Discalced Carmelites nuns attend the beatification mass of Paraguayan Carmelite nun Maria Felicia de Jesus Sacramentado, popularly known as Chiquitunga, at Cerro Porteno’s stadium in Asuncion on June 23, 2018. – Pope Francis approved the beatification of Chiquitunga (1925-1959) in March 2018. (Photo by NORBERTO DUARTE / AFP) (Photo credit should read NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP via Getty Images)

For most of her life, Ann Russell Miller was a well-to-do San Fransisco mother of 10 children who was a fixture of the local social scene. But following the death of her husband, she made the decision to become a Carmelite nun in Des Plaines, Illinois. Her son, Mark Miller, joins John Landecker to tell her story and share the warmth and humor she carried with her.

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