How the Sisters Arrived in Ohio

Due to the Kulturkampf when Sisters were banished from their homeland in Germany, they needed to find other countries. One connection between the United States and Germany brought more Sisters to the shores of America after the first trip arranged by the bishop of Munster, Johannes Bernard Brinkmann. This trip was arranged by Bishop August Tobbe, brother of Sister Maria Modesta Tobbe. He wanted Sisters for his school, so Mother Mary Chrysostom requested more sisters to come from Germany, but feared they wouldn’t be released as one of their number Sister Maria Hildegardis Husing, had at one time been taken prisoner by the Government. Fortunately they were free to leave.

On July 4, 2024, we will have a Mass of Thanksgiving for the blessings of the past 150 years of presence in the United States. Of course, there will be several celebrations of  the 150 years of our presence in the USA. Keep posted for more episodes. Watch us grow as we cross the country.

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  1. Catherine Schneider on June 6, 2024 at 9:48 am

    Bishop Tobbe was the bishop of Cleveland?

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