|Early Sisters of St Joseph of Peace |
travelling on the Great Northern Railroad
Then I think about our early Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Within 10 years of our founding in 1884 we had Sisters in the UK, New Jersey and Washington State/British Columbia. They didn't have the internet or even long distance telephones to communicate but wrote letters, which had to be copied by hand. And they traveled by boat and train, long distances. You might think, given the comparative difficulty of travelling, that they stayed put where they were. But when you read the early stories of our Sisters you soon find yourselves amazed at their mobility and connection given that each province was 3,000 miles away from the next!