Analysis Of The Book ' The Castle On The Hill ' Essay

1421 Words Apr 13th, 2016 6 Pages
Father Joseph Kundek, founder of Ferdinand, desired for a residential stopping point on his alternating missionary visits to Troy and Jasper Indiana. Kundek inspected acreage throughout the tri-state, particularly in between Troy and Jasper. The southern marker of Kundek’s Triangle, a triangular region of the tri-state, harbored a superb location for his residence between his missionary trips⸺Ferdinand. (Frederica 21,22) With its spiritual aroma and physical appearance, the monastery in Ferdinand, Indiana, presents a lasting impact on the town; furthermore the Sisters living in the monastery provide an influence on the town and its people by involving the townspeople in an abundance of religious and nonreligious activities.
As portrayed in the book The Castle on the Hill, “The western sky was aglow with a brilliant sunset, the Angelus bell in St. Ferdinand Church tower was pealing forth its joyful message, when on that memorable day . . . the four Benedictine pioneers with their Mother Superior drove up the hill to their future home . . .” (Frederica 3). In 1867, four Benedictine Sisters⸺Mary Benedicta Berns, Mary Xaveria Schroeder, Mary Rose Chappelle, and Mary Clara Vollmer⸺arrived in Ferdinand with great integrity (Called 1). Once settled in, the Sisters began to help the community immediately. The Sisters presented a major contribution with their dedication to teaching the youth of the community. The Benedictine Sisters took over the Catholic influences in the town…

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