Contributed by Ste. Agathe Historical Society
Ring the bell
The Notre Dame de la Sagesse Convent Chapel bell hung by the middle entrance door of the chapel. It had a number of uses. The bell served as a calling card for the sisters. Different rings or combination of rings meant Reverend Mother wanted to see a certain individual. The ring of the bell also alerted residents to certain gatherings or services held in the chapel.
In 1968, when the convent was demolished, Sister Christine Doucette saved the chapel bell and gave it to her niece, Bernadette Doucette Meunier, in Ellington, Connecticut. Thirty-seven years later the chapel bell found its way back to St. Agatha and the Ste-Agathe Historical Society.
About This Item
- Title: Notre Dame de la Sagesse Convent bell, St. Agatha, ca. 1910
- Creation Date: circa 1910
- Subject Date: circa 1910
- Town: Saint Agatha
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: Brass
- Dimensions: 32 cm cm x 35 cm cm x 15 cm cm
- Object Type: Physical Object
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- Notre Dame de la Sagesse Convent (Saint Agatha, Me.)
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For more information about this item, contact:Ste. Agathe Historical Society
P.O. Box 237, St. Agatha, ME 04772
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