How long does it take to become a Sister, how many Sisters live here now, and what’s the average age? Who is the guy kneeling in the little cabin on the lower lawn? Why was the grotto built and why are there lay people buried in the Monastery’s cemetery? This booklet (44 pages) is a condensed version of the story of the Sisters leaving Switzerland, their trip through three towns before settling in Cottonwood, and what they accomplished in the area. Learn how the Monastery and its beautiful chapel were built and the stories of the statues in the park. This book can be used as a walking guide to explore the beautiful campus of St. Gertrude and answers the most frequently asked questions.
Carla Nuxoll Wilkins, is the Curator and Manager of the Museum at St. Gertrude’s.