Foundation of the Felician Sisters in America in 1874

© Photographed September 26, 2015
Custer, Portage County, Wisconsin

This place in Polonia, Wisconsin
marks the foundation of the
Felician Sisters in America 1874
How great are thy works O Lord
Ps. 91:6

The marker is located on the southeast corner of Church Street and County Highway K, at or near 7381 Church Street, Custer, Wisconsin 54423.

Wikipedia: Felician Sisters
The Felician Sisters (officially known as the Congregation Of Sisters Of St. Felix Of Cantalice Third Order Regular Of St. Francis Of Assisi (CSSF)) is a religious institute of pontifical right whose members profess public vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience and follow the evangelical way of life in common. This active-contemplative religious institute was founded in Warsaw, Poland, in 1855, by Sophia Truszkowska, and named for a shrine of St. Felix, a 16th-century Franciscan saint especially devoted to children.
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This location is included on Portage County's Polish Heritage Trail.

Polski: Zdjęcie Marii Angeli Truszkowskiej, July 1899
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This stone fence was painstakingly constructed by a handy man
and the children from the orphanage.
Looking north along County Highway K . . .

Looking north along County Highway K . . .

This beautiful barn is also on the property.

Saint Clare Convent

Sacred Heart Church, Site of the First Polish Settlement in Wisconsin,
the church affiliated with Saint Claire Convent.

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