A Little Good: The Sisters of St. Mary in Texas - download pdf or read online

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 impressive switch to the country of schooling within the heart and north of the nation. Hoping "to do some sturdy" through dwelling their religion and developing Catholic faculties, mom Emilie, Sister Mary Angela, and Sister Stanislaus have been a bit of appalled to profit that Waco boasted simply twenty-five Catholic households, and between them have been in simple terms 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, fortress worthy, and Dallas boasted flourishing Catholic institutions. Boarding faculties provided women 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 demanding, 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 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 spiritual existence . . . and for his or her own kindness, aid, and prayers."
--Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann
Bishop of castle Worth

"What pleasure to work out the finishing touch of Sr. St. John's a bit stable. It offers a full of life and delicate testimony of our Congregation's venture. choked with touching tales of brave girls who gave their all to strengthen 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, used to be 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 proven by means of the sisters in Texas, California, Congo, Rwanda, and Cameroon.

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