November 2, 2012
Book Report on The Soul of DNA
Sister Miriam Michael lived her childhood years already in the light of God. She showed qualities of compassion and care taking at a very young age. These qualities helped shape her to the devote Christian she was, serving as an Adrian Dominican Sister. She was born to a Roman Catholic family on December 24, 1913. Her parents, Mary Holland and Frank Stimson had a total of six children, Miriam was the third. Miriam’s qualities of care taking came into play when her mother fell ill after giving birth to twins. Miriam took on the motherly role taking care of the young twins and also her sister Alice who had a heart disability. She attended two years of Catholic High School, where she first began to fall in love with the subject of science. As her sister Alice grew older, Miriam’s mother wanted her to attend a religious school. Her education at the time was only at a handicapped school, and her mother thought to find salvation her daughter needed to go to a Catholic School. To still have someone with Alice to take care of her, Miriam finished her high school career at the St. Joseph Academy at Adrian, Michigan. This Catholic institution was sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. The school was a boarding type of school. Miriam lived in a room with three other girls and a religious sister. At the school, the girls had very busy days, beginning at 6:20 in the morning and ending at 8:00 at night for prayers. Miriam felt homesick at times, but with the busy schedule it was very hard to think about. She was very well known at school, her classmates referred to her as a friendly personality. Things were going very well for Sister Miriam until November of 1931. Her sister Alice heart had failed during the night. She was completely and utterly saddened by the news, and even had to call her parents to inform them on what had happened. Although with this utter devastation, she continued on her...