GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
Germany: DE2-5

Poor Sisters of St. Francis Seraph of Perpetual Adoration. Generalate
Olpe, Deutschland

 

History: Blessed Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel founded the Poor Sisters of St. Francis Seraph of the Perpetual Adoration (a.k.a. Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration) in Olpe, Germany, 1863. They self-identify with the post-nominal initials, "O.S.F." and made their first U.S. foundation in Indiana, 1875, which eventually became two provinces that ministered to Native Americans in New Mexico (e.g. Apache, Jemez, Navajo, Zuni):

1904-1932

Immaculate Heart of Mary Province (Mishawaka, Indiana)

1932-1990s

St. Joseph Province (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States: Unknown.  

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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