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Motherhouse Team Sews Face Masks for Sisters and Employees

Motherhouse Team Sews Face Masks

for Sisters and Employees


A team at the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse in Mission San Jose has produced 150 face masks in the past three days, April 7-9. 

The goal of the special project is to provide both sisters and employees extra protection to prevent the COVID 19 virus.

The six person team includes three Dominican Sisters—Sister Margarita Sondorfer, Sister Rosaleen Stoiber and Sister Elizabeth Jane Wilson—together with Sister Frances Mary’s mother, Margaret Pierson, and her two sisters, Joyce and Gale.

Using 100% cotton fabric donated by benefactors, twill tape, and pipe cleaners for a nose bridge, the team made the masks according to a pattern sent to them by Sister Elizabeth O’Donnell.

Making the masks involved ironing and cutting the fabric, cutting twill tape in the absence of elastic to secure the masks, and hemming the masks.

Sisters and employees at the Motherhouse are very grateful to the team for the masks which are providing additional protection to them during the current pandemic.