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Clarke University: A BVM Legacy

Clarke University and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Celebrate 175 Years in Dubuque In 1843, 175 years ago, a small group…

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8th Day Center for Justice: Taproot to the Future

“I could not at any age be content to take my place by the fireside and look on.” —Eleanor Roosevelt Her words summarize the impact…

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Mount Carmel: A Showcase for the Arts

“Artworks enliven the visual environment and provides opportunities for conversation,” shares Eliza Kenney, BVM, curator of the Motherhouse Heritage Rooms at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.…

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Music, Missions, and More

A week after arriving in frontier Dubuque, the BVM sisters opened a small boarding school. It did not thrive at first, so they had little to live on. During their first Iowa winter, they were in such straits that they took in sewing and gave piano lessons.
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