Congregation celebrates 150 years of ministry

“The year was 1858. Three brave women religious—Maria Benedicta Bauer, Thomasina Ginker, and Cunigunda Schell—leave Germany by boat for the new world with a mission of teaching German immigrant children and eventually caring for elderly women,” noted Racine Dominican Vice President Sister Agnes Johnson as her community began a year of sesquicentennial celebration. After traveling the United States, the three pioneer women settled in Racine, Wisconsin, on May 12, 1862, to start a new community. Read more