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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 switch to the kingdom of schooling within the middle and north of the kingdom. Hoping "to do some strong" via dwelling their religion and setting up Catholic colleges, mom Emilie, Sister Mary Angela, and Sister Stanislaus have been a bit appalled to benefit that Waco boasted in simple terms twenty-five Catholic households, and between them have been in basic terms six school-age children.

But Protestants too liked the schooling that used to be provided. different sisters got here, and in lower than 40 years Waco, Corsicana, Ennis, Denison, Sherman, Wichita Falls, castle worthy, and Dallas boasted flourishing Catholic institutions. Boarding colleges provided ladies in rural parts 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, regularly tough, is the topic of this book.

"Sister St. John weaves . . . written historical past and residing background 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 the entire Sisters of St. Mary of Namur for the witness of spiritual lifestyles . . . and for his or her own kindness, help, and prayers."
--Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann
Bishop of fortress Worth

"What pleasure to work out the final touch of Sr. St. John's a bit sturdy. It offers a full of life and soft testimony of our Congregation's challenge. jam-packed with touching tales of brave girls who gave their all to develop Catholic schooling and Christian values within the Southwest, it's a precise mirrored image of the graced background of our charism, as Sisters of St. Mary, lived to its fullest."
--Sister Réjeanne Roussel
General improved of the Sisters of St. Mary

Sister St. John Begnaud, SSMN, used to be cited within the Waco university, 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 colleges verified by way of the sisters in Texas, California, Congo, Rwanda, and Cameroon.

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