Loudonville's small convent

LOUDONVILLE -- Did you know that Loudonville was once home to a small convent, located in the former Haskell Academy?

In 1971, St. Peter's Catholic Church welcomed Sister Frances Marie and Sister Elizabeth to town. The two Dominican nuns came to Loudonville from Adrian, Michigan, and were sent to assist with the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine classes at St. Peters.

They set up home in the former Haskell Academy, across Union Street from the church, and were to soon be joined by a third nun.

Sister Frances Marie had previously taught world history, government, and economics at Hoban-Dominican in Cleveland, while Sister Elizabeth had spent the past year as a sacristan at the motherhouse in Adrian.

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