GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Mount Loretto Convent
2360 Carter Road
Dubuque, IA 52001
History: Founded in Ireland, 1775, the Sisters of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary self-identify with the post-nominal initials, “P.B.V.M.” They made their first U.S. foundation in Dubuque, Iowa, 1874, under the leadership of Mother Vincent Hennessy. Sisters from the congregation have served the following ministries among Native Americans.
Sister Mary Dennis Lentsch protested the U.S. government’s testing of nuclear weapons in Nevada, on lands it confiscated from Shoshoni Indians
A sister served as pastoral coordinator of Our Lady of the Sioux Church (Oglala), Oglala, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: Unknown.
Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.