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    • St. Rose Normal Institute diploma, 1909

    • St. Rose Normal Institute; Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters; St. Rose Convent; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Diplomas; Graduations
    • This diploma was issued to Sister M. Eustace upon her graduation from St. Rose Normal Institute on July 25, 1909. The Institute was held at the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The building is...
    • St. Rose Normal Institute diploma, 1903

    • St. Rose Normal Institute; Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters; St. Rose Convent; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Diplomas; Graduations
    • This diploma was issued to Sister M. Eustace upon her graduation from St. Rose Normal Institute on July 30, 1903. The Institute was held at the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The building is...
    • St. Rose Normal School, ca. 1916-1920

    • St. Rose Normal School; Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters; St. Rose Convent; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
    • Viterbo began as the St. Rose Normal School, which was origianlly housed in what is now the St. Rose Convent. In 1868, at the invitation of Bishop Heiss, some of the Sisters moved from Milwaukee to La Crosse. The St. Rose Motherhouse was...
    • Fransican Sisters' Milwaukee convent

    • Milwaukee convent; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Viterbo's founders
    • The early Fransican Sisters of Perpetual Adoration emigrated from Bavaria and settled in Milwaukee, where they built their first convent in 1861, seen here in this sketch. In 1868, at the invitation of Bishop Heiss, some of the Sisters moved west...
    • Viterbo College's seal, original design, 1960

    • Seals; Logos; Emblems; Insignia
    • Viterbo's original seal was designed early in the 1960's by Sister Imogene Theile, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration (F.S.P.A.) who was also a faculty member in the art department. Designed according to the science of heraldry, it...
    • Blueprints for the building of Murphy Center, ca. 1941

    • Murphy Center; Academic buildings; Viterbo campus; Blueprints; Architecture; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; Viterbo's founders
    • Newly named and accredited by the University of Wisconsin, Viterbo College, then housed in the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters (what is today St. Rose Convent), needed its own building in order to further develop its potential as a...
    • Murphy Center ground breaking, 1940

    • Murphy Center; Viterbo campus; Academic buildings; Ground breaking ceremonies
    • Murphy Center's ground breaking ceremony on September 5, 1940, was described in the local paper as a "colorful event". The presense of sisters, white-veiled novices, postulants in uniform, and the American and Papal flags waving in the autumn...
    • Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing bulletin, 1963-1965

    • St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing; School of Nursing; Academic departments
    • The St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing had its inception in 1883 when local doctors began a course of essential nursing care for the sisters who were to staff St. Francis Hospital of La Crosse, western Wisconsin's pioneer health care...

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