Friday, March 24, 2006

The Ursuline Chapel Bell In Galveston, TX

We were in Galveston two weeks ago. During a tour of the city, we came by this bell and decided to take a picture as a reminder of the good deeds of the Ursuline nuns during Galveston's storm of 1900.

© Mark M. Hancock

The left sign reads:
Erected by
Msgr. Kirwin Assembly, 4th degree,
Knights of Columbus,
in recognition of the 150th anniversary
of the Ursuline order in Galveston

The right sign reads:
The Ursuline Chapel bell
beckoned islanders to the Ursuline academy
for refuge during the 1900 storm
1500 persons were rescued that night
by the Ursuline nuns.



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