May 15, 2019
SSMN Celebrate the 200th Anniversary
Visiting the departed Sisters graves in Waco.
As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the foundation of our congregation in Namur, Belgium, in 1819, we wanted to honor the courage and dedication of all of the Sisters who have gone before us. Among them are our pioneer Sisters who came to Texas in 1873. Eighteen of these valiant women now rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Waco, Texas. On May 15th, fourteen of our Sisters, Oblates, and friends went to Waco to visit and pray at their graves. We then went to the church of St. Francis on the Brazos where Sister Mary Mathilda Laufkotter, Sister Bertha Carey, and many other Sisters worked with the Hispanic children and their families for over twenty years. We had a beautiful prayer service and then went to the home of John and Anna Fulbright, the brother and sister-in-law of Sr. Mary Fulbright where we enjoyed their hospitality and had box lunches before returning to Fort Worth. God bless our Waco Sisters and all of the students and teachers who passed through Sacred Heart Academy.
May they Rest in Peace.