The mission — serving God and those most in need — hasn’t changed. That’s what the Sisters of Notre Dame, Toledo Province, want everyone to know.
The Toledo province was founded in 1924 and property purchased in West Toledo, where their presence has been felt ever since.
That changed when the Sisters moved from the home they've known for 91 years. Declining numbers and increased costs of maintaining the facility led to their decision to downsize and leave the city limits.
Their final year living in Toledo was fraught with uncertainty as opposition grew to their decision to sell their property to Kroger. Between packing for their move and continuing their service, the sisters attended community, city council, and zoning meetings.
Despite losing the political battle concerning their property, the sisters began moving into their new center in Whitehouse. Though their financial future is uncertain, their spiritual outlook is the same — to continue to serve God and their community.
What follows is a look at the final year of the Sister's presence in West Toledo.
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