A woman filed suit in 2004 alleging abuse as a child by Msgr. Herman J. Lammers and 5 nuns at St. Thomas-St. Vincent Orphanage or at local schools. The woman alleged that one of her abusers was Sister Arthur at Holy Spirit School. The order says that it did not have members working at Holy Spirit School.
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