140 years ago this month six pioneers arrived in Illinois!

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140 years ago the foundresses of Dominican Sisters of Springfield arrived in Illinois.  Their pilgrimage started at St. Catharine of Sienna Convent near Springfield, KY & took them to Jacksonville, IL.  They traveled on a horse driven stage coach and then by train to begin the Dominican mission of teaching and community life at Our Savior parish and St. Patrick School.


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