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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 arriving of 3 Sisters of St. Mary of Namur on the railroad station of Waco, Texas, on September 23, 1873, introduced outstanding swap to the country of schooling within the middle and north of the kingdom. Hoping "to do some sturdy" by way of dwelling their religion and constructing 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 was once provided. different sisters got here, and in below 40 years Waco, Corsicana, Ennis, Denison, Sherman, Wichita Falls, fortress 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, continuously hard, is the topic of this book.

"Sister St. John weaves . . . written background and dwelling 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 non secular existence . . . and for his or her own kindness, help, and prayers."
--Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann
Bishop of citadel Worth

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

Sister St. John Begnaud, SSMN, was once stated 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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