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April 6, 19b2 Cafholic Northwes'r Progress--2q Their Work Includes Social And Domestic Service... HE SISTERS of the Third Order of St. Francis (Philadel- phia Foundation) trace their origin to the words of Pope Plus IX who requested Bishop John Neumann, C.SS.R., of Philadelphia in 1854 to foun.d an order of Franciscan Sisters in his diocese. At the same time, three women anxious to form a community sent a request to Bishop Neumann and began the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. The women, Mrs. Marie Anna Bachmann, Miss Barbara Boll and Miss Anna Dorn founded a community which today has over 1,600 Sisters. They carry on the apostolate of nursing, teaching, social and domestic service. The Franciscan Sisters are found in 17 dioceses, 11 states, Puerto Rico and Ireland. Hospital work, caring for or- phans, the aged and ministering to seminarians is also part of their work. Glen Riddle, Penn., is the location of their motherhouse and in the Seattle Archdiocese, the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis maintain St. Joseph Hospital, St. Leo School and St. Charles School in Tacoma ; SL Ann Home in Tacoma and Our Lady of Lourdes School in Seattle. Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis Contemplatives Conduct Laywomen's Retreats... HE VISITATION NUNS who staff Visitation Retreat House on Marine View Drive near Lakota are mainly a contemplative and cloistered order, although the Visitandines conduct schools for girls within prescribed limits and several communities conduct retreat houses. Founded by St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane France de Chantel in France in 1610, the order now numbers over 200 monasteries in nearly all countries of Europe, the two Americas and Syria. The founding of the Visitation Order was made known to Bishop Francis de Sales in a vision where he saw the Baroness de Chantel. The holy Baron- ess had, in turn, seen the Bishop in a vision, and she recognized him as the director promised to her prayer for a community of contemplative nuns. One of the best known Visitation nuns was St. Margaret Mary to whom Christ appeared asking that a feast be established to honor His Sacred Heart and that the nine first Fridays be observed. Sisters of the Visitation EASTER GREETINGS NORTH COAST ELECTRIC CO. "MAKE ELECTRICITY WORK FOR YOU" 171 Jackson MU 2-4444 A HAPPY EASTER TO ALL OUR FRIENDS McDONALD & McGARRY CO. INSURANCE Dexter Horton Building MA 3-2212 CORDIAL WISHES FOR A VERY HAPPY EASTER TO ALL OUR FRIENDS VAN'S FOOD CENTER 12421 Greenwood Cloistered Nuns Are Dedicated To Education... HE CONVENT OF the Sacred Heart at Forest Ridge has been in Seattle since 1907. The history of the Soci'ey of the Sacred Heart goes back, however, to the year 1800 when St. Madeleine Sophie Barat first began the community of clois- tered nuns dedicated to the edu- cation of young people. The founding: of th society followed closely upon the out- break of the French Revolution when, in the words of Pope Plus XII: "a work of spiritual restor- ation was needed, a restoration that could only be brought about by instilling principles into the rising generation." With new houses o pe n in g around the world, new fields of apostolate were opened to the Religious. Colleges, normal schools, hos- tels, night schools and a wide variety of sodalities and associ- ations as well as elementary and secondary schools are main- tained by the Religious of the Sacred Heart. In the United States there are houses in Houston, Tex., Buffalo. N.Y., and E1 Cajon, Calif. Religious of the Sacred Heart