Oblate Sisters of Providence


Black Catholic History Month: Gunsmoke & Catholic Genealogy

Originally appeared on Monday, November 13, 2006 at GeneaBlogie Updated: photo added; some dates corrected An almost sinful obsession of mine after genealogy is watching Gunsmoke [TVLand, most weekends; also early mornings during the week; check local listings (Update~11/04/09: Gunsmoke is not currently running on TVLand)]. Some weekends, it seems as if the time passes and little gets done except …Continue reading →

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A Little Photographic Treat from The Research Trip

[Posted from Los Angeles, California] In several posts in the last year, I’ve mentioned the Oblate Sisters of Providence (see The French Negroes of Illinois series, here, here, and here; and the Gunsmoke post). In St Louis, I found this photograph of Sister Mary Philomena (nee Emma Micheau) and Sister Mary Celestine (nee Adelaide “Addie” Francis Micheau). That’s Sister Philomena …Continue reading →

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