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Celebrating Black History: The Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary

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Feb. 12
The Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary
Rev. Ignatius Lissner, of the Society of African Missions. established three schools for African Americans in Savannah. They were taught by Caucasian Franciscan nuns. In 1915 the state of Georgia sought to outlaw that type of operation. . To save the schools, Lissner was given permission to establish a new congregation of African American sisters. The nuns were led by Mother Mary Theodore and they would become known as The Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary. They taught at the St. Anthony School in West Savannah.. The sisters, also, operated a business in the community.

Jamal Toure', owner/operator of Day Clean Tours, shares today's Black History Moment. For more, visit: daycleansoul.com.

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