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Founders’ Day

July 17, 2009
Gathered at Mother M. Frances Krasse & pioneer Sisters' graves
Gathered at Mother M. Frances Krasse & pioneer Sisters’ graves

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!




2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ann Creech permalink
    July 25, 2009 10:41 am

    Hi Sr. Veronica, Happy belated Founders Day. I have been to St. Joseph Cemetery and I have trying to find out exactly where the founding sisters were buried at unless I went to far. Are they buried close to the first gate or the second gate. Thank,Ann

  2. July 28, 2009 7:48 am

    Thank you for the Founders Day greetings. About the location, I’m never the one driving(I’m not very attentive unless I’m driving) , so I don’t remember which gate is which, sorry.

    Sr. Veronica

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