Sisters Adorers of the Most Precious Blood (Ruma)

A branch of the congregation founded at Gurtweil, Baden in 1857 under the direction of Father Herman Kessler. In America Mother Clementine, mistress of novices, established in 1876 a novitiate in the diocese of Bishop Baltes (Ruma, Illinois). This branch includes academies, hospitals, an orphanage, a working girls' home, and mission schools, in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, and in the dioceses of Belleville, Concordia, El Paso, Oklahoma, Lincoln, Saint Joseph, Springfield, and Wichita. The general mother-house is at Rome, the provincial mother-house at Ruma.

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