Meher Baba had a home in the Ojai Valley where Mary Magdalene’s sister, Eutrophia, and her brother, Conrad Wiekeke, lived. Krishnamurti came here. Baba found the true cave of Saint Francis in Italy.
On September 18, 1930, the college, named Briar Cliff after the hill on which it is located, was dedicated. Four days later, 25 women started classes in Heelan Hall, the only building on campus at the time. In 1937, the university’s two-yeongregation with Motherhouse at St. Francis’s Convent, Dubuque, Iowa. Founded in 1876 by Mother Xaveria Termehr and Sisters from the House of Bethlehem, Herford, Germany, who, on account of the infamous “May laws”, were compelled to leave Germany. Sisters, 399; novices, 34; postulants, 20; orphan asyluSisters of St. Francis (Dubuque, Iowa)
Congregation with Motherhouse at St. Francis’s Convent, Dubuque, Iowa. Founded in 1876 by Mother Xaveria Termehr and Sisters from the House of…
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