The flying nun

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Wednesday 17, March 2010 | Category:   Consecrated Life

Last January Sister Jane Meyer, principal of St. Agnes Academy in Houston, told her students that if they raised $25,000 in earthquake relief for Haiti by Ash Wednesday, she would jump out of a plane (with a parachute, of course). Several bakes sales, raffles, and talent shows later, the students had blown by their goal and come up with $88,000.

Meyer kept her promise: The 71-year-old Dominican sister took a 14,000-foot skydive. “I always tell our students they have to take good risks and stretch themselves,” she said. Here’s a news report about her dive:


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