Nuns’ Creative Way for Healing Humans

The Sisters of the Valley grow healing plants in a a modest three-bedroom house on the outskirts of Merced, in a cul-de-sac next to the railroad tracks in California. When visitors come to the door, Sister Kate asks them to wait outside until she can “sage” them with the smoke from a piece of wood from a Russian tree given to her by a shaman and they also sell their products online.