Sisters Celebrate Community’s 140th Anniversary




Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL Celebrate Community’s 140th Anniversary

140 years ago today on August 19, 1873 the foundresses of Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL arrived in Jacksonville, 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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Centerpiece Decorations outside chapel
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Sisters enjoy the 140th Anniversary cake and after dinner treats made by Brandon while they view the centerpiece and hallway display.

Foundresses circle around 140 logo


The foundresses:

Sister M. Josephine Meagher
Foundress 1873
1873-1876  1879-1888  1891-1894
Sister M. Rachel Conway
Foundress 1873
Accomplished Musician
Sister M. Cecilia Carey
Foundress 1873
Sister M. Thomas Wight
Foundress 1874
Novice Mistress
Sister M. Agnes Maguire
Foundress 1873
1888-1891  1897-1900
Sister M. Thomasina Simpson
Foundress 1875
1891-1897  1900-1912
Sister M. Catherine Young
Foundress 1875


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