Did you know...?

Posted on: October 27, 2015 2:00 pm
Tags: Did you know, Blog

The St. Joseph statue that welcomes visitors to the Covington provincial center.

by Sr. Mary Joan Terese Niklas

Did you know...why the provincial center was (and is) called St. Joseph Heights?

In 1907 the Sisters of Notre Dame purchased a portion of the Fedders Farm (the current Park Hills Animal Hospital) and the adjacent Berry Farm on Lexington Pike/Dixie Highway. However, Mr. Heck was not ready to sell his land. Then the Sisters of Notre Dame buried a medal of St. Joseph on the property and promised to name the forthcoming building St. Joseph Heights--if Mr. Heck would sell his farm. The Sisters prayed and prayed! In 1912 the Sisters bought the farm. Now a statue of St. Joseph welcomes visitors as they drive to the entrance of the provincial center.


"Did you know...?" is a monthly blog by Sr. Mary Joan Terese Niklas, archivist for the Covington Sisters of Notre Dame.

Joan Borne
Date: on December 4, 2017

Enjoyed this article about how the Heights was named. Looking forward to reading more.

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