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It is the purpose of this book to trace the growth of the Convent of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, from its establishment to the present time. In doing so, the author has attempted to show how a frontier country modified the character of an Old World Benedictine convent with its centuries of tradition, and how at the same time this religious community influenced in its turn the cultural and religious life of Minnesota and the Midwest. The author has found it necessary, therefore, to describe the environment – national, political, and religious – into which the sisters ventured. Separate histories of St. Benedict’s Convent’s charitable institutions appear in Part Four of this work.

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Saint Benedict’s Priory Press


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Saint Benedict Monastery, Benedictine nuns, Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict, St. Benedict's Convent, Saint Benedict's Convent, St. Benedict's Monastery, St. Joseph, Saint Joseph, Minnesota, Church history, Benedictine, history


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