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The character, Sister Bertille, was a nun in the fictitious convent of San Tanco in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the nuns' habits were adapted from those of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. Interestingly, the real Daughters of Charity are an order that make annual vows throughout their life, leaving them free to leave whenever they wish.
But, Sister Bertrille was not the original "Flying Nun," at least not in this part of Wisconsin. Sister Mary Aquinas Kinskey, was our local flying celebrity.