Meet Mother Marie deBethany Crowley, foundress of the hospital. I don't know anything about her. Need to do some research!
Don't be alarmed by the name. In the early days, this is what hospitals were once called.
St. Francis was once a training hospital. Lots of nurses received a diploma like this one.
Please meet little miss Beverly Louise Gimler! Isn't she just a doll!
I like this one! It shows Governor Noe and his wife Anna Gray taking the hospital sisters on a ride on his Yacht Noe's Ark.
This is an original nursing uniform worn by a St. Francis nurse. Looks uncomfortable to me!
Father Enaut lived and worked in Monroe most of his life. He took over duties as Priest of St. Matthew church when Father Gergeaud died in the 1870s. He saw a need for a hospital and donated his own land and money to start one.
I recently had a relative in the hospital, which gave me a chance to browse their photo collection that lines the hallway of the first floor. I will post some of them in the coming days. Firstly though, is this lovely tribute to all the Sisters who have worked in the hospital since 1913. The … Continue reading List of Franciscan Sisters who have Worked at St. Francis Hospital.
How about this view of the original St. Francis Hospital? Judging from the car out front, I would guess this was taken in the early 1920's.