The Ursuline Convent in Alton will close later this year, ending more than 150 years of service to the area.  The Marquette Catholic High School Foundation is hosting an event at the convent on April 13 to publicly thank the sisters for their years of dedicated service, especially in their role as educators.

Deacon Bill Kessler from St. Ambrose Church in Godfrey says many people owe a lot to the selfless service of the Ursulines. 

       

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The sisters not only founded Marquette High, but also served and taught in many of the local Catholic schools in the Riverbend.  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.  An RSVP is appreciated, but not required, at the link below:

http://action.marquettecatholic.org/page/s/ursuline-sisters