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September 2, 2013

 

archival photo of conestoga wagon being pulled by team of horses

Lutheran Ministers On The Frontier

A German-speaking family moving from Pennsylvania or Ohio to Indiana would have had great difficulty finding a Lutheran church in the 1830s.

October 1, 2012

 

white-robed KKK members in Indiana

Worshipping In A Warzone

For a young Catholic boy in a small Indiana town in the early 1920s, attending mass felt like "walking through a battlefield”.

May 26, 2008

 

Mother Theodore Guerin

Within the cultural mythology of Indiana, Hoosiers are traditionally considered good, wholesome folks…but not exactly saints ? The Hoosier demographic was broadened considerably, however, with the canonization of a French native who came to Indiana as a missionary.

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