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But the lessons she learned decades ago as a youngster on her family’s dairy farm near St. Nazianz in rural Manitowoc County also remain important.
“I still hold very close to me the values learned over the years in that agricultural upbringing and family setting on the farm,” said Sister Natalie, in her sixth year as the community director for the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, whose motherhouse is on the western outskirts of Manitowoc.
“I still hold those values close to me, especially the importance of the simple. Things were simple on the farm. I try not to make things too complicated — just keep them simple and put my trust in God.”