Columban Sisters in USA

Columban Sisters in USA:  December 25, 1930



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The first group of Columban Sisters to go to the U.S. arrived there on Christmas Day 1930 and settled into a wood-framed house on the shores of Lake Erie.  The place was Silver Creek, located in Up State New York near the city of Buffalo, where a few years previously the Columban Fathers had opened a seminary for young men interested in becoming missionary priests.

Soon after their arrival, the Sisters took over the household management for the seminary and were responsible also for the health of