Nun and American Missionary.
She spent the time ministering to prisoners and later tried to form a mission of her own, but this failed. Eventually she got into the Society of the Sacred Heart but still had to wait fourteen years for her chance.
Finally, aged forty-nine, she set off for St Louis, Missouri — where it was rough and tough pioneer stuff.
With life in a log cabin and survival paramount it took another ten years before they managed to get some schools going.
She then traveled to Kansas to have a go at converting the Potwatomie Tribe, but she couldn't understand a word they said. They in turn referred to her as 'The Woman Who Always Prays' although they hadn't a clue why.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Female
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 1769-1852
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
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