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Carmelite Nun Traces Path from LDS Faith

A great story about a young woman who went from being an anti-Catholic Mormon, to denouncing all organized religion to Catholicism to the convent.

Barbara Whipperman was a pious teenager, a defender of the faith.

When her parents bought a can of coffee, before they even could brew a pot, she saved them from themselves.

"I tossed the whole can," the 76-year-old recalls, laughing raucously. "I was a good little Mormon girl. Oh, they were mad!"

How that good little Mormon girl from Sugar House came to be Sister Mary Joseph, a Catholic -- and a nun, no less -- is a story she tells with relish.
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