Yesterday, July 16th was our Founders’ Day. Our community was founded in 1877 by Mother M. Frances Krasse and Bishop John Lancastor Spalding, the first bishop of Peoria. We made a visit to St. Joseph’s Cemetary where our early Sisters are laid to rest. We sang Marian hymns and prayed the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary in thanksgiving for the sacrifices of our pioneer Sisters and for their fidelity to our Lord. May God in His tender mercy grant eternal rest to our beloved Sisters who have gone before us.
Mother M. Frances Krasse, pray for us!
Bishop John Lancaster Spalding, pray for us!
All our Sisters who have gone home to the Lord, pray for us!