Saturday, 06 February 2016 14:53

Loosdorf/ Austria - place of birth

Loosdorf is a little town near Vienna (70 km west). Here, on April, 17 1865 St. Ursula – Julia Ledóchowska was born and spent her childhood. In 1874 the family moved to a nearby town, Sankt Pölten, where Julia along with her sisters attended the Institute of the English Ladies. The relics of St. Ursula and her older sister – blessed Maria Teresa can be found in a parochial church in Loosdorf. It is also possible to visit there a small museum devoted to life and mission of both sisters as well as their religious congregations – the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver (the Claverians) and the Ursuline Sisters of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus (the Grey Ursulines).

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