Sisters of Mercy are a Living Legacy of Love

September 20, 2010

The covered wagons rocked, dip and jolted as they crossed the prairie, carrying five Sisters of Mercy who agreed to bring education and God’s Word to the children of Indian Territory. Mother Mary Joseph Shields led the group – a band of faithful servants whose courage would be tested in a land still largely unsettled.

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The covered wagons rocked, dip and jolted as they crossed the prairie, carrying five Sisters of Mercy who agreed to bring education and God’s Word to the children of Indian Territory. Mother Mary Joseph Shields led the group – a band of faithful servants whose courage would be tested in a land still largely unsettled. Within three years, two of the original Sisters died from illness, leaving a sense of fear and uncertainty in their wake. Would the Sisters remain? In the end, they turned to God for the answer. Click the image to read about their fateful decision.

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