Mother Pancratia Bonfils (1852 – 1915)

Mother Pancratia Bonfils (1852 – 1915): Mary Louise Bonfils, born in St. Louis in 1852, was the daughter of Protestant parents who had her educated by the Sisters of Loretto. She joined the order at age 14 and was assigned to teach in Denver. By her 30th birthday, she had been appointed as Mother Superior …


Saint Katharine Drexel (1858-1955)

Saint Katharine Drexel (1858-1955)Saint Katharine Drexel (1858-1955) of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People (S.B.S.) with Charlie Mitchell (Navajo) and Franciscans while visiting St. Isabel’s Mission, Navajo Nation, Lukachukai, Arizona.

Academy of the Sacred Heart

Academy of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco, California: This postcard depicts the exterior of the Sacred Heart Academy building on Jackson Street in San Francisco. The markings on the postcard indicate rooms that are described in the handwritten message to May (and probably Mrs. Martha Clarke) from Agnes, a member of the convent. As a …


My only hope profession holy card

                          The crucified Jesus hangs on a cross. Below the cross is an open Bible and a set of rosary beads. The background has flowers and clouds. The edges of the card have embossed gold filigrees. The back of the card has an …


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