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1853-01-06 Letter to Bishop Jean-Baptiste Bouvier

Description: Mother Theodore writes that the Protestant ministers are working to destroy the Catholic schools through the passage of a general education tax to support public schools for all children regardless of gender or wealth. Many Catholic schools have closed, but the Sisters of Providence's schools continue with more than two hundred students at North Madison and Fort Wayne combined. The boarding schools are wlll attended. She mentions the establishment of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana and how it will aid in the management of the German population. She encloses a lithograph of the new Motherhouse and describes its furnishings. Dated January 6, 1853.
Origin: 1853-01-06
Created By: Guérin, Theodore, Saint, 1798-1856
Contributor(s): Bouvier, J. B. (Jean Baptiste), 1783-1854
Source: http://indianamemory.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16066coll61/id/1572
Collection: Letters and Journals of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
Rights: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
Subjects: Guérin, Theodore, Saint, 1798-1856 -- Correspondence
Bouvier, J. B. (Jean Baptiste), 1783-1854
Anti-Catholicism -- Indiana -- 19th century
Catholic schools -- Indiana -- 1850-1860
Public schools -- Indiana -- 1850-1860
St. Meinrad Archabbey
Sisters of Providence (Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.) -- Buildings

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