Nuns in the old West

We all know what the movies and Western shows tell us about the old West, but what are the facts? Here, we’ll discuss what these truths are, and get a better idea of what life was like in the real West!
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Re: Nuns in the old West

Post by Dana » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:24 pm

wildwest wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:27 pm
buckets of water from the creek.....ha

sounds like Sister Blandina was a talented lady!
Wildwest and Deneen, Sister Blandina was born in Italy and immigrated to your neck of the woods-Ohio-when she was four. In Ohio, she opened or started what we would know today as a community center for Italians.

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Re: Nuns in the old West

Post by wildwest » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:07 pm

wow that is some amazing information. she was a pioneer in her field!
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Re: Nuns in the old West

Post by Dana » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:26 am

Sister Blandina Segale and the Sisters of Charity started the first nursing school, X-ray school, and blood bank in New Mexico. By 1883,the sisters of Charity were operating three hospitals in New Mexico.

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Re: Nuns in the old West

Post by Dana » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:49 am

In 1870's San Francisco, the Sisters of the Holy Name kept vigil for the dying, prepared the dead for burial, administered parish funds, conducted a sewing school for girls, and transported children to orphanages. The nuns also opened and operated what we would today call a day care center. Eventually, the Sisters worked in the kindergarten movement.

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