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.
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!
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.