The First Nuns in Arkansas, 1851

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Early Days in Little Rock On the 6th of February, 1851, the Sisters, under the fatherly care of the bishop, reached their new home among the forest trees after an unusually prosperous journey. They were met at the Little Rock wharf by Rev. John O’Reilly and several leading people of the neighborhood, but there was [Read More...]

General Ethan Allen’s Daughter Enters Convent, 1814

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Fanny Allen, daughter of Ethan and Frances Allen, was born in Sunderland, Vermont, November 13, 1784. She went to Burlington with her parents in 1787 when General Allen established his family on a farm, which is now Ethan Allen Park. Ethan Allen was one of the members of the Onion River Land Company, and was [Read More...]

Notre Dame’s First Irish President: Father Patrick Dillon, C.S.C. (1832-1868)

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Rev. P. Dillon, second President of the University of Notre Dame, was born in the County Galway, Ireland, on the 1st of January, 1832. Immediately after his birth, he was dedicated in a special manner, by his mother, to the service of God, and entered upon his studies for the sacred ministry, while yet a [Read More...]