The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) North American Archives is the repository of historical documents and artifacts for the congregation in North America. Located at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the archives include more than 2,000 linear feet of records that date back to the establishment of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in North America. Learn more at https://ssnd.org/archives/.
On the left is Mother Caroline Friess’ lunch basket, which she would have used during her many travels. On the right is Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger’s lunch basket, which she used during her first and only trip to the United States, which occurred from 1847-1848.
To learn more about Blessed Theresa’s trip to the United States, visit: https://www.ssndcentralpacific.org/news-events/story/seasickness-appeared-the-first-ssnd-voyage-to-north-america
To learn more about Mother Caroline’s trips around the US, including the many accidents and perils she faced, visit: https://atlanticmidwest.org/posts/travels-and-trials-mother-caroline-friess