Sister St. John Begnaud,Joseph A. Schumacher's A Little Good: The Sisters of St. Mary in Texas PDF

By Sister St. John Begnaud,Joseph A. Schumacher

the arriving of 3 Sisters of St. Mary of Namur on the railroad station of Waco, Texas, on September 23, 1873, introduced extraordinary swap to the kingdom of schooling within the heart and north of the country. Hoping "to do some stable" via dwelling their religion and developing Catholic faculties, mom Emilie, Sister Mary Angela, and Sister Stanislaus have been slightly appalled to profit that Waco boasted in basic terms twenty-five Catholic households, and between them have been purely six school-age children.

But Protestants too liked the schooling that was once provided. different sisters got here, and in under 40 years Waco, Corsicana, Ennis, Denison, Sherman, Wichita Falls, citadel worthy, and Dallas boasted flourishing Catholic institutions. Boarding faculties 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, constantly demanding, is the topic of this book.

"Sister St. John weaves . . . written background 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 pleased 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, aid, and prayers."
--Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann
Bishop of castle Worth

"What pleasure to determine the of completion of Sr. St. John's a bit stable. It provides a full of life and delicate testimony of our Congregation's challenge. full of touching tales of brave girls who gave their all to enhance Catholic schooling and Christian values within the Southwest, it's a precise mirrored image of the graced heritage of our charism, as Sisters of St. Mary, lived to its fullest."
--Sister Réjeanne Roussel
General greater of the Sisters of St. Mary

Sister St. John Begnaud, SSMN, was once stated 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 colleges verified through the sisters in Texas, California, Congo, Rwanda, and Cameroon.

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