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Dolls represent, honor impact of Religious
by Lura Southerland, for the Inland Register
(From the June 16, 2016 edition of the Inland Register)
Dolls adorned in the unique habits of Religious orders hold a special place of honor in the life of “Fred” Hayes-Adams. (IR photo courtesy of Lura Southerland)
My mother’s name is Winnifred Hayes-Adams. She much prefers to be called Fred. Her children, including myself, also call her Fred.
Fred went through RCIA and entered the Church in 1986 or so. She has loved and collected dolls all of her life.
My mother would tell you that she has received much grace from God. Much of this Grace has come through some dedicated men and women who were part of the four orders of Religious represented by the dolls.
A while back Fred went to great lengths to research the habits of these orders and wanted to have dolls dressed in those habits. She found a couple online in Minnesota who made Religious habits as doll clothes. <>P> They are, starting from the left:
• The Sisters of St. Vincent DePaul. When I was growing up my family was poor. My Mom had four children and an alcoholic husband. She received a lot of support from the St. Vincent DePaul store and other support services.
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