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The article presents an historical examination into the travels of the three Benedictine women Mother Benedicta Riepp, Sister Walburga Dietrich and Sister Maura Flieger from Eichstätt, Bavaria to New York City in 1852. Introductory details are given noting the significance of the three women as founderesses of Bavarian Benedictine monasticism in the United States along with the monk Boniface Wimmer. The discovery of a diary by Johann Stephan Maximilian Gärtner is then discussed, highlighting what it relates concerning the Benedictines' travel plans and circumstances.
Herbstritt, Helen, and Ephrem Hollermann. “Record of a Journey: Mother Benedicta Riepp and Companions Travel to North America: Part I.” American Benedictine Review, 64, no. 1 (March 2013): 67-92.