The Indian Advocate. (Sacred Heart Mission, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 12, No. 2, Ed. 1, Thursday, March 1, 1900 Page: 7 of 24
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SACRED HEART COLLEGE.
The Indian Advocate.
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take up their abode you may
be sure that if not immedi-
ately at least as soon as possi-
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immediate neighborhood and
frequently such a school de
velops in the course of time
into a College and even a
University. The reputation
of the Benedictines as efficient
teachers and disciplinarians is universally known to all
those who are ever so little acquainted with the past history
of the Great Order during well-nigh fourteen centuries.
Father Robot a French Benedictine was Indian Territory's
first Missionary. In 1876 he founded Sacred Heart Mis-
sion and within twelve years erected the present monastery
built several churches and schools throughout the vast
exteut of what was then Indian Territory. Among others
he opened here in 1878 a day school which gradually in-
creased its sphere of usefulness and as more members joined
the new community also augmented its staff of professors
uutil in 1882 it was transformed into a college and in 1895
was incorporated by the Legislature of Oklahoma so that
it is empowered since to confer the usual degrees.
Sacred Heart College is a very modest and unpreten-
tious two-story frame building of which cut No. 1 repre-
sents the front view. The main entrance opens into a cor-
ridor which leads to the left into the bath room a lavatory
and a general office thence a door opens into the Director's
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