Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Photos of Church and Convent in Ruma, Illinois

Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Church, in Ruma, Illinois, USA - exterior.jpg

Saint Patrick Church, in Ruma, Illinois, a village in Randolph County. The parish dates from either 1818 or 1827, and is the oldest existing English-language parish in Illinois.

Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Church, in Ruma, Illinois, USA - school.jpg

The church's old one-room schoolhouse. To the right and back are modern school buildings.

Adorers of the Blood of Christ, in Ruma, Illinois, USA - exterior.jpg

Near the church are the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, a women's religious order, who came to Ruma in 1879. This building is now used for nursing elderly nuns.

Adorers of the Blood of Christ, in Ruma, Illinois, USA - graves of marytrs.jpg

Graves of the Martyrs of Ruma, five Sisters who were executed in Liberia in 1992.

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