Today's Gem of the Day is truly a jewel who is a shining example of what is good in the world.
Sister John Della Morte or just Sister John was born in Campodolcino, Italy and when arrived in the U.S. when she was 26 years old.
At the time, she couldn't speak any English, but somehow she managed to communicate with the parishioners of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Somerville who welcomed her in with open arms.
This past Saturday, Sister John celebrated her 74th Birthday, but there was also another reason to rejoice...this year marks the 50th anniversary of when she took her vows to serve God.
She's a fiesty Italian nun who's been teaching pre-K and Kindergarten classes along with her religious education classes for three generations.
Sister John has been a friend and second mother to many...happy birthday and congratulations on your anniversary.