Did you know...?

Posted on: January 13, 2016 1:00 pm
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by Sr. Mary Joan Terese Niklas

Did you know...the time capsule within the cornerstone of the former Notre Dame Chapel on Fifth Street, Covington is enclosed in the files of the Provincial Archives?

The cornerstone is dated September 17, 1901. The time capsule bears the information that the document occurred under the reign of Leo XIII and Bishop Maes; Mother M. Cecilia, reverend mother and Sister M. Armella, provincial superior; and under the government of President Roosevelt.   

Sr. M. Margaret Droege contacted Frankfort, Washington, and Atlanta to finalize the transport of the cornerstone/time capsule. On July 17, 1995 the chapel was razed and the cornerstone became a gift to Sr. M. Margaret and Principal Sr. M. Rita Geoppinger. The two sisters opened the cornerstone and found a time capsule with former religious pictures, medals, maps, list of the sisters, and other documents. A valuable treasure!


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

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