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By Sister St. John Begnaud,Joseph A. Schumacher

ISBN-10: 1498262473

ISBN-13: 9781498262477

ISBN-10: 1610978501

ISBN-13: 9781610978507

the coming of 3 Sisters of St. Mary of Namur on the railroad station of Waco, Texas, on September 23, 1873, introduced striking swap to the kingdom of schooling within the heart and north of the kingdom. Hoping "to perform a little solid" by means of dwelling their religion and setting up Catholic colleges, mom Emilie, Sister Mary Angela, and Sister Stanislaus have been a little appalled to benefit that Waco boasted in basic terms twenty-five Catholic households, and between them have been merely six school-age children.

But Protestants too preferred the schooling that used to be provided. different sisters got here, and in below 40 years Waco, Corsicana, Ennis, Denison, Sherman, Wichita Falls, citadel worthy, and Dallas boasted flourishing Catholic institutions. Boarding faculties provided ladies in rural components in addition to cities a chance for education.

Who have been these sisters? the place did they arrive from, what did they locate, and why did they remain? That tale, occasionally funny, occasionally tragic, continually tough, is the topic of this book.

"Sister St. John weaves . . . written heritage and residing historical past of the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur into one portrait of the affection of God in Christ. i'm more than happy and thankful to have the opportunity to introduce this paintings, and to thank Sister St. John and all the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur for the witness of spiritual existence . . . and for his or her own kindness, help, and prayers."
--Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann
Bishop of castle Worth

"What pleasure to determine the finishing touch of Sr. St. John's a bit solid. It offers a full of life and soft testimony of our Congregation's venture. packed with touching tales of brave girls who gave their all to boost Catholic schooling and Christian values within the Southwest, it's a real mirrored image of the graced heritage of our charism, as Sisters of St. Mary, lived to its fullest."
--Sister Réjeanne Roussel
General stronger of the Sisters of St. Mary

Sister St. John Begnaud, SSMN, was once pointed out within the Waco tuition, and has been a Sister of St. Mary for sixty-nine years. She has served within the Congregation's Motherhouse in Belgium in addition to in faculties proven via the sisters in Texas, California, Congo, Rwanda, and Cameroon.

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