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It was during this time that Francesca Bauer had no rest until measures were taken to bring the Sisters of the Precious blood here from Loewenburg, Switzerland. Their perpetual adoration to the Blessed Sacrament appealed to her and she in turn made all her possessions available to them when they arrived in America (25)
It was in 1845 that St. Alphonsus made its first contribution to the vocation of sisterhood. Among those who welcomed the Precious lood Fathers was a Mr. Matthias Grimmer, who later became an intimate friend of Fr. Brunner's. Mary Ann Grimmer, his 14 year old daughter, a very virtuous child sought to and became a Sister of the Most Precious Blood.

Sister Christina, as she later became, related this story almost jokingly to Sisters after she had been in the convent. She was in the habit of slipping out of the house before other members of her family were up, when she lived at home to be able to be the first to greet our Lord in Churhc of hear Mass. Her father, feeling that this might have disasterous effects on her health removed her shoes from her bedside after she had fallen asleep one night. On awakening and finding her shoes mysteriously missing she slipped out in her bare feet and made her way to church. Never again was she hindered by her devout father. (26)

Sister Christina later became director of studies, Mistress of novices and a leader in the educational field. (27)

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