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Franciscan sisters inspect building progress
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Brich, George
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated April 24, 1961 reads "Superior General, Mother Gertrude, left, visits Mother Superior." The article partially reads "The Valley's first Catholic retreat house for women will be opened in San Fernando next July by Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. Mother Mary of Jesus, O.S.F., regional superior, said construction of the mission-style retreat building is nearing completion on the grounds of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novitiate, 1519 Woodworth St., San Fernando. It is called the Poverello of Assisi Retreat and will be open to Catholic and non-Catholic women, with the first retreat tentatively scheduled for August."; See images #00128762 through #00128763 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novitiate
Poverello of Assisi Retreat House (San Fernando, Calif)
Women--California--San Fernando
Franciscan sisters--California--San Fernando
Nuns--California--San Fernando
Nuns--Clothing--California--San Fernando
Spiritual retreat centers--California--San Fernando
Building sites--California--San Fernando
Building construction--California--San Fernando
Building materials--California--San Fernando
Pointing (Gesture)--California--San Fernando
Palms--California--San Fernando
Trees--California--San Fernando
San Fernando (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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