There’s an open house on Sunday at the Ursuline Convent in Alton.   The facility will be closing later this year and the remaining residents will move to assisted living facilities in the St. Louis area.  The Marquette Catholic High School Foundation is hosting the event as a “thank you” for their years of service to the community.

The Ursuline Sisters first arrived in Alton more than 150 years ago, and have served at most of the Catholic schools or parishes in the Riverbend, including opening Marquette in 1927.  Deacon Bill Kessler from St. Ambrose Church in Godfrey:

       

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The celebration of thanksgiving will take place on Sunday April 13 from 2:30-4:00pm at the Ursuline Convent at 845 Danforth Avenue in Alton, and is open to the public. 

 

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