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How Benedictine Sisters ended up in St. Marys

January 17, 2014

Photo by Amy Cherry Shown is the altar of the chapel situated inside St. Joseph Monastery, home of the Benedictine Sisters of Elk County.

By now, it is well known that the Benedictine Sisters will soon be leaving St. Marys. While their story in St. Marys is drawing to a close, how it began and the legacy they left will always be a part of the community's history. Much of their early story was documented by historian Charlie Schaut in his book 'History of St. Marys: The Formative Years,' which was published in 1968.

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