On December 8th, celebrate the 123rd anniversary of the founding of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. It was on this day on December 8th, 1894, that Josephine Dudzik established the congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Blessed Kunegunda (the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago’s original name) at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Chicago.
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Sculpture of Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik, Foundress of the
Franciscan Sisters of Chicago unveiled during celebration Mass
On April 23, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Chicago celebrated its 150th Anniversary. Over 1,500 people attended a special anniversary Mass and celebration led by Cardinal Blase Cupich. The historic church was decorated with red and white ornaments as celebrants representing both the Polish and Hispanic communities marched in.
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Preparation for the Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Death of Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik on September 20, 1918
"Our last joint meeting took place on December 12, but I had a few more private interviews with Father Vincent. He examined and tried me in various ways, but it seemed to me that with the help of God I would be capable of accomplishing everything."
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