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    • Sisters from Duluth at the Red Lake mission, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1905
    • Duluth Benedictine Sisters at their school mission in Red Lake Falls, MN in 1905. While posing for a formal portrait, they were not above interjecting a note of humor. Back row, left to right, Sister Willibauld Schmitt, unidentified, Sister...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Sisters Scholastica and Alexia Kerst, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1893
    • The Kerst sisters, Mother Scholastica (1847-1911) and Sister Alexia (1856-1915) were among the group of Benedictine sisters to come from St. Benedict's Convent in St. Joseph, Minnesota, to found the new Benedictine community in Duluth in 1892.
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Portrait of Sister Chrysostom Doran, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1924
    • A 1924 photo of Sister Chrysostom (Margaret) Doran (1875-1959, fourth prioress of the Duluth Benedictine Sisters . She was born in New London. WI and started teaching at age 17 and entered the Duluth Benedictines in 1906. In 1919, Bishop...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Duluth Benedictine sisters on picnic outing in Bemidji, Minnesota

    • 1900
    • A group of Duluth Benedictine sisters enjoy a picnic outing in 1900 while inspecting work on St. Anthony's Hospital in Bemidji. Left to right, unidentified sister with picnic basket, Sister Benedict Mlynek, Mother Scholastica Kerst in hammock,...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Group portrait of eight Benedictine Sisters, Marystown, Minnesota

    • 1869?
    • Eight Benedictine Sisters in rounded habits stand in front of a Queen Anne-style convent. They are all facing the same direction, but their gaze is cast slightly downwards. They are all holding their rosaries. The house has 10 steps leading from...
    • Scott County Historical Society
    • Portrait of Sister Scholastica Kerst, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1878
    • An 1878 photograph of Sister Scholastica Kerst in the St. Benedict's convent habit. Catherine (Sister, later Mother Scholastica) Kerst (1847-1911) was born in Meuringen, Prussia, and came to St. Paul, MN, in 1852 with her parents. She entered the...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Dam on Chester Creek, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1904
    • 1904 photo of the dam on Chester Creek forming a stock pond on the Benedictine Sisters' farm. In 1900, the Duluth Benedictine sisters purchased the first 80 acres of what would be their Kenwood campus. This parcel had been used as a farm for a...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Tuberculosis caravan with Benedictine sisters, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1910
    • Housing for sisters suffering from tuberculosis in 1910. In the early 20th Century, tuberculosis was rife in religious communities, and accounted for the deaths of many young sisters. Fresh air was regarded as the primary treatment. Duluth...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Panorama of Benedictine Sisters property, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1938
    • 1938 panorama of Duluth Benedictine Sisters property. In 1937, Mother Agnes Somers hired the St. Louis architectural firm of O'Meara, Hills and Quick to plan two new buildings for the Villa Scholastica campus. Due north of Stanbrook Hall, and...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • First St. Mary's Hospital, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1945
    • The building which was the first St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, as it appeared in 1945. In the mid-1880s, Abbot Alexius Edelbrock of St. John's Abbey considered creating an independent foundation of Benedictine monks in Duluth. In 1887 three...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Reminiscences, Memoirs, Lectures of Monsignor A. Ravoux, V.G.

    • 1890
    • Monsignor Augustin Ravoux's life and work as a missionary to the Dakota in Minnesota from 1841-1844. Book signed by author and given to Fr. Agatho, O.S.B. at Saint John's.
    • College of Saint Benedict - Saint John's University
    • First profession and reception group, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1892
    • In 1892, the first ceremonies were held accepting new members into the Duluth Benedictine community. Back row, reception of novices, left to right, back row: Sister Benedict Mlynek, Sister Margaret Mary Borsch, Sister James Roche. Front row,...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Portrait of Sister Alexia Kerst, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1885
    • An 1885 photograph of Sister Alexia (Mary Martha) Kerst (1856-1916), the sister of Mother Scholastica. She was born in St. Paul, MN, and entered St. Benedict's Convent in St. Joseph, MN, in 1878. She was the first administrator of St. Alexius...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Sisters and pupils at St. Henry's School, Perham, Minnesota

    • 1880?
    • Schools in north-central Minnesota (1871-1909). Perham marks the beginning of the Lake Park region of Minnesota. In 1873 the town was platted by the Lake Superior and Puget Sound Land Company and named after Josiah Perham, the first president of...
    • Saint Benedict's Monastery
    • St. Martin Church and Rectory, St. Martin, Minnesota

    • 1891
    • Schools in north-central Minnesota (1871-1909). This "cathedral on the prairie," like so many other churches dotting the landscape of Stearns County (sometimes referred to as "Little Germany") was reminiscent of the churches in the Old World. St....
    • Saint Benedict's Monastery
    • Students of Sacred Heart Academy, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1893
    • The student body and faculty of Sacred Heart Academy in 1893. When the Benedictine Sisters came to Duluth to establish and independent foundation in 1892, they moved into two rented townhouses in the newly-completed Munger Terrace. They...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Munger Terrace, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1940
    • When the Benedictine Sisters came to Duluth to establish and independent foundation in 1892, they rented the two westernmost townhouses in the newly-completed Munger Terrace. They occupied one of the two units and their school, Sacred Heart...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Chicken yard on Villa farm, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1913
    • In 1900, the Duluth Benedictine sisters purchased the first 80 acres of what would be their Kenwood campus. This parcel had been used as a farm for a number of years, and the sisters continued to farm the location with hired laborers. Mrs. Beyenka,...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Cutting hay on Villa farm, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1913
    • In 1900, the Duluth Benedictine sisters purchased the first 80 acres of what would be their Kenwood campus. This location operated as a farm into the 1930s, supplying dairy products and vegetables to the sisters and their students. Here, hay is...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Original Villa Sancta Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1911
    • The first segment of Villa Sancta Scholastica, the motherhouse and academy of the Duluth Benedictine sisters was completed and occupied in 1909. This shows trees being planted in front of the building and the statue of St. Scholastica in its...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Mortuary Chapel in Gethsemane Cemetery, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1916
    • Exterior view of the Mortuary Chapel in the sisters' cemetery in 1916. In Gethsemane Cemetery of the Duluth Benedictine sisters, a cistern for water collection was built on the highest hill and to screen it from view, a stone chapel was...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Corpus Christi procession in Gethsemane cemetery, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1914
    • 1914 procession in the sisters' cemetery at Villa Sancta Scholastica. On the feast of Corpus Christi (the Thursday following Trinity Sunday) the faculty and students of Villa Sancta Scholastica went in procession to the outdoor chapel in the...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Bulletin 1956-1958, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota

    • 1956
    • 1956-1957, 1957-1958, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota is an annual catalogue published for the College without including the Academy. During the period of 1926-1962, the college operated under auspices of St. Benedict�s Monastery...
    • Saint Benedict's Monastery
    • St. Mary's Hospital insurance ticket reverse side, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1895
    • St. Mary's Hospital early insurance ticket. From 1892 until 1913, the Duluth Benedictine sisters sold an early form of hospital insurance in the form of "lumberjack tickets" which for a fee of from $1 to $5 (and later more), entitled the holder to...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • St, Mary's Hospital, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1898
    • The "new" St. Mary's Hospital in 1898. In 1894, the Benedictine sisters of Duluth had plans drawn up for a proposed motherhouse and school to be built on property they owned at 5th Avenue East and Third street. The foundations were laid, but...
    • St. Scholastica Monastery
    • Assumption Grade School, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1880?
    • Assumption Grade School students (girls) with one Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet and four Benedictine priests or brothers.
    • Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
    • St. Walburg Convent, EichstÃtt, Bavaria, Germany

    • 1852 - 1864
    • Origins of St. Benedict's Monastery (convent), St. Joseph, Minnesota. From its beginnings in the eleventh century, St. Walburg Convent in EichstÃtt, Bavaria, survived many trials of fire, war, famine, and secularization. "Fortunately for America,...
    • Saint Benedict's Monastery

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