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St. Patrick's Parish of Ruma, Illinois
Two Hundred Years of Grace

 Sister Mary Bernard Braun, A.S.C.
and Daniel Franklin

208 pages ▪ 8½ × 11 inches ▪ 203 illustrations
Hardbound ▪ $15.00

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Sister Mary Bernard Braun, A.S.C. and Daniel Franklin

This deluxe edition tells the charming and compelling story of this small parish in the woods ... from the first Mass on a chest of drawers in Henry O'Hara's log home in 1818 to the vibrant community of faith that constitutes the parish today.
  The narrative is complemented by 203 illustrations, most of which have never been published: baptism and marriage records from 1831 and 1832; St. Patrick's College in the late 1800s; pew rental lists; Ruma's two-story hotel; and school pictures from 1895, 1911, 1916, 1950, and 1977.
  These are the stories of countless faith-filled people over the 200-year history of St. Patrick's Parish—stories of a vital and robust church and the people who have nurtured and sustained it.