Sister Michael entered the Carmelite Monastery of the Resurrection in Indianapolis, Indiana and transferred to Nevada in 1956 to help in the building of the Carmel of Reno Order, which had been established just two years before. Although she intended to stay just one year, now more than sixty years later she is still here. Sister Michael is blessed with a wonderful artistic talent and is the artist of many of the beautiful cards that the monastery sells. She says she has been blessed with a long career learning to do things she would have never dreamed of doing. At the age of 88, she is still involved in the monastery’s print shop.
Sisters Michael Fox and Joan Williams of the Carmelite Monastery in Reno, NV were interviewed by Patti Bernard of the Nevada Women’s History Project as part of a John Ben Snow Memorial Trust grant on June 3, 2017.