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 striking switch to the kingdom of schooling within the middle and north of the country. Hoping "to perform a little solid" through residing their religion and constructing Catholic faculties, mom Emilie, Sister Mary Angela, and Sister Stanislaus have been a little appalled to profit that Waco boasted in simple terms twenty-five Catholic households, and between them have been merely six school-age children.

But Protestants too liked the schooling that used to be 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 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, consistently 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 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 sturdy. It offers a full of life and soft testimony of our Congregation's project. packed with touching tales of brave ladies who gave their all to develop Catholic schooling and Christian values within the Southwest, it's a real mirrored image of the graced historical past 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 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 faculties demonstrated via the sisters in Texas, California, Congo, Rwanda, and Cameroon.

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