The Arrival of the Friars in Western New York, p. 10
Franciscans influenced education on all levels.
Early on, Bishop Timon had expressed his reservations with the friars
teaching boys and girls in class together and recommended that a group of Third
Order Sisters be found to operate a school.
In the end a new group was formed and the Sisters of the Third Order of
St. Francis of
The monastery (hidden), Church and seminary are to the left,
the College Building is on the right
conflicts held back the growth of the Franciscan community for some years, but
by the end of its first quarter century it was well on its way to satisfying the
intentions of its founders. Saint
Bonaventure’s College and Seminary was growing, the main building complete and
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