Sr. Conchetta LoPresti likes to talk with her hands. Since she’s Italian, it comes naturally to her.

She grew up in Avalon, Pennsylvania, with a grandmother who didn’t speak English. LoPresti didn’t speak Italian, and her father — busy in the grocery store he ran — wasn’t available to interpret for the two, so they communicated with body language and signs.

Read her story

Published in Global Sisters Report

Written by Julie A. Ferraro