Sisters Celebrate Community’s 140th Anniversary

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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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Sisters enjoy the 140th Anniversary cake and after dinner treats made by Brandon while they view the centerpiece and hallway display.

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The foundresses:

Sister M. Josephine Meagher
Foundress 1873
Prioress
1873-1876  1879-1888  1891-1894
 
Sister M. Rachel Conway
Foundress 1873
Accomplished Musician
 
Sister M. Cecilia Carey
Foundress 1873
Prioress
1876-1879
 
Sister M. Thomas Wight
Foundress 1874
Novice Mistress
1894-1896
 
Sister M. Agnes Maguire
Foundress 1873
Prioress
1888-1891  1897-1900
 
Sister M. Thomasina Simpson
Foundress 1875
Prioress
1891-1897  1900-1912
 
Sister M. Catherine Young
Foundress 1875
Prioress
1914-1917

 

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