The property that is
now owned by the
Poor Clare Sisters
was pieced together
like a patchwork quilt
from several different
properties that I knew
as a young child.
gone by in a community that your
ancestors have called home for so
many years. While things change
over the years, you can still see
glimpses of the past that take you
back to how it was as a child, or
that bring to life the stories that you
have been told from your elders.
I want to take the time to share
a little of the history of this road
predating Mother Angelica and the
Nuns and what we now know as
Our Lady of the Angels Monastery.
Pump Station Road (County
road 548 from County road 747
south), as it was known in my
childhood, was a one lane dirt
road that was sparsely populated.
As a child I can remember riding
horses up and down this road with
little to no traffic. We raised mules
and trained them, and the shade
of the hardwoods that hung over
the little windy road made for
the perfect path to drive a young
team of mules without too much
heat. Once you passed Keith and
Donna Jackson’s farm you were
The old pump house exterior.
Shrine Of The Most Blessed Sacrament
A visitor to the Shrine of the Most Blessed
Sacrament prays the rosary.
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