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Ages: 94, 93Favorite Orioles Moments: Sister Bernarde once shook hands with Frank Robinson. For Sister Mary Rosalia, it was Cal Ripken Jr.’s victory lap after breaking Lou Gehrig’s consecutive game streak.
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