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By Sister St. John Begnaud,Joseph A. Schumacher

the coming 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 kingdom. Hoping "to perform a little stable" by means of residing their religion and constructing Catholic faculties, mom Emilie, Sister Mary Angela, and Sister Stanislaus have been just a little appalled to profit that Waco boasted in basic terms twenty-five Catholic households, and between them have been merely six school-age children.

But Protestants too liked the schooling that was once 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 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 difficult, is the topic of this book.

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

"What pleasure to determine the finishing touch of Sr. St. John's a bit solid. It provides a full of life and soft testimony of our Congregation's challenge. full of touching tales of brave girls who gave their all to boost 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 better of the Sisters of St. Mary

Sister St. John Begnaud, SSMN, used to be mentioned within the Waco institution, 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 confirmed by means of the sisters in Texas, California, Congo, Rwanda, and Cameroon.

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