Historical Countdown of Franciscan Sisters’ Founding

Anticipating the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, Sister Caritas Strodthoff, Archivist, started a 352 day historical count down to lead up to the celebration on November 9, 2019. Our Epiphany gift to you is an invitation to read about our precious history. We are confident that you, too, will see evidence of God’s enduring love and care for us.
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Here are two samples.

17 Sisters left Gieboldehausen, Germany traveling by wagon , then by train to Munich and onto Rotterdam, Netherlands—a distance of about 750 miles. Above is the passenger list of the first 17 Sisters to leave. Mother Augustine heads the list. They arrived in Manitowoc, WI October 8, 1875.

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