FLOR500, Garden 190 Sisters of St. Joseph, Educators and Humanitarians (1866–1968) This order of nuns from France arrived in St. Augustine in 1866. They established schools for black and white children, including St. Joseph Academy and St. Benedict the Moor. Black children were educated at St. Benedict the Moor School from 1898 to 1968. To raise funds, they sold hand-made lace and gave French lessons. The sisters also treated yellow fever patients during epidemics in 1877 and 1888.
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Sisters of St. Joseph, Educators and Humanitarians

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Sisters of St. Joseph, Educators and Humanitarians 

(1866–1968)

This order of nuns from France arrived in St. Augustine in 1866. They established schools for black and white children, including St. Joseph Academy and St. Benedict the Moor. Black children were educated at St. Benedict the Moor School from 1898 to 1968. To raise funds, they sold hand-made lace and gave French lessons. The sisters also treated yellow fever patients during epidemics in 1877 and 1888. 





 




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