Sunday, March 8, 2009

Motherhouse

The St. Joseph's Convent Motherhouse is located on Stevens Avenue, just a short walk from the church and the school we children attended in our youth. My oldest sister graduated from Cathedral High School in the city center and had to take a bus each day to get there. The Sisters of Mercy, who taught at our elementary school and at her high school, lived here in the convent. I remember, once or twice, going there with Mom to visit my dad's aunt Sister Dolores. Once we found her, along with about twenty other nuns, watching a movie in their movie theater. That many in one room... it's an image, I still can't shake.
*Anyway, this morning Happy Birthday Wishes going out to CAM, living in Lakeland! I thought you'd enjoy this photographic trip to your past!

6 comments:

  1. The golden dome is magnifiscent. I was always a litlle scared walking by the Mother House thinking that a nun would come out and whack me with a ruler or piece of tile. It was eerie since the cemetary was directly across the street and it was dark when walking along this stretch, sort of like a "dead" zone. Happy Birthday CAM.

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  2. The dome is magnificent, as is the doorway. Interesting that Sisters of Mercy taught there instead of Sisters of Saint Joseph (my elementary school nuns). Did the Sisters of Mercy work at Mercy Hospital, or is there no connection?

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  3. That's a beautiful building.

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  4. Happy Birthday CAM. Love ya!

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  5. Hey Clueless-
    Yes, the Sisters of Mercy worked BIG time at Mercy Hospital... more so back 30+ years or so.

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  6. This makes a nice post. The colors on your blog all seem to work to enhance the post.

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