GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi. Archives
3221 South Lake Drive
St. Francis, WI 53235
Email: See website
History: The Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi were founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1849, and separated from the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, 1871. Their members have self-identified with the post-nominal initials, “O.S.F.”
Sister José Hobday (1929-2009, Seneca-Seminole) professed vows in the community, 1955. She became a popular public speaker and author on prayer and spirituality who participated in the Tekakwitha Conference, 1970s-2000s, and assisted its transition from a Catholic missionary to a Catholic Native American organization. She taught on the high school and university levels and served on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation and Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha parish, South Tucson, Arizona, late 1970s, 2004.
Holdings of Native Catholic records: Records and papers pertaining to Sister José Hobday.
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.