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History of St. Joseph Heights: The Dedication

Posted on: April 27, 2018 2:00 pm
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Ground was broken on March 19, 1926 – the feast of St. Joseph. The cornerstone was laid on September 12, 1926. From 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. a procession of children and adults, headed by acolytes, clergy and Bishop Howard, traveled from the sisters’ residence in Covington to the new building site. Six thousand participants were in the procession! Bishop Howard performed the ceremony, so rich in beauty and significance.

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History of St. Joseph Heights: Waiting for a building

Posted on: March 16, 2018 11:00 am
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In 1914 the Sisters were encouraged by the purchase of the Heck Farm. The next challenge was the acquisition of funds to construct St. Joseph Heights. World War years (1914-1918) strained communication with the Generalate in Germany. Divine Providence supplied Mr. John F. Cook.

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History of St. Joseph Heights: Heck Farm

Posted on: February 19, 2018 12:00 pm
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When Theodore Heck sold his farm to the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1912 (plus two additional acres in 1914), the Sisters’ property extended to approximately 54 acres. Twenty-two thousand dollars was the total price of the Heck Farm.

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History of St. Joseph Heights, Part II

Posted on: January 9, 2018 9:00 am
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After purchasing six acres of the Old Fedders Farm on July 6, 1907, the Sisters of Notre Dame bought 33.75 acres and 20 poles of the adjoining farm from Albert and Anna Berry on September 18, 1907. This farm cost $17,000. The Sisters were another step closer to their goal: the Heck Farm that was adjacent to the Berry Farm. However, Theodore Heck was not yet ready to sell his farm.

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History of St. Joseph Heights, Part I

Posted on: December 6, 2017 9:30 am
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The Dream Began Here.

Where? The current Park Hills Animal Hospital at 1555 Dixie Highway. In 1907 this building was part of the Old Fedders Farm that was developed into three plats facing Lexington Pike (now Dixie Highway). The Sisters of Notre Dame bought the front plot.

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90 Years: St. Joseph Heights

Posted on: November 22, 2017 10:00 am
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November 13, 2017 was the 90th anniversary of the dedication of the St. Joseph Heights Provincial Center.

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Memories of St. Annathal Convent in Coesfeld

Posted on: September 29, 2017 4:00 pm
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by Sr. Mary Jessica (Chardon Province)

On October 1, 1850, which we celebrate as our Foundation Day today, Hilligonde Wolbring and Elisabeth Kühling began their canonical novitiate as Sisters of Notre Dame at St. Annathal Convent in Coesfeld, Germany.

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Did you know?...Mother Teresa visited Covington

Posted on: September 2, 2016 12:00 pm
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From the SND Annals: 

In 1982, Mother Teresa came to Kentucky for the dedication of her mission in Jenkins, Kentucky. While in Northern Kentucky, she stayed at St. Joseph Heights...an arrangement secretly planned for her security.

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From the Archives: SND at the School for the Blind

Posted on: September 26, 2014 4:00 pm
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On the first floor of the St. Joseph Heights Provincial Center, just past the mail room and several steps before the library, you will find a display prepared by Sr. Joan Terese Niklas, archivist for the Sisters of Notre Dame. The current archival display highlights the Sisters of Notre Dame ministry at the schools for the blind in the 1950s and 1960s. 

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