Motherhouse Bombing

Mother Almeda Schricker
Mother Almeda Schricker
General Superior 1928 – 1955

On December 20, 1944, Mother Almeda Schricker sent a letter to the congregation telling of the bombing of the Munich Motherhouse. This was the central headquarters of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Observe the detailed reporting, emotional context, and deep faith exemplified in this letter, noting that she never states who was responsible for the bombing. Facilitator directions offer additional context for understanding this critical period in the life of the congregation.


Photos of Munich Motherhouse After Allied Bombing

The last sisters had hardly reached the air-raid shelter when bombs struck in their immediate vicinity.

Munich Motherhouse - Exterior
Munich Motherhouse - Exterior
Munich Motherhouse - Interior
Munich Motherhouse - Interior
Munich Motherhouse - Courtyard
Munich Motherhouse - Courtyard

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