ST. JOHN'S HOSPITAL SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS: 2019 is the 175th Anniversary of our Founding Hospital Sister of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis
St. John's Hospital Springfield Illinois issued the following announcement on Jan. 3.
This year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis. This graphic was designed by Sister M. Theodora (Japan Province) and will be displayed throughout the year in various ways including as a flag on a new flagpole at Convent Entrance and on the flagpole at Chiara Center.
The central image of the graphic is Our Lady of Grace Chapel (Telgte, Germany) where Father Christopher Bernsmeyer, OFM, welcomed young women to begin their life of caring for the sick on July 2, 1844. Surrounding the Chapel are the flags where the Sisters have a Province: Germany (since 1844), Poland (since 1849), USA (since 1875), Japan (since 1948), and India (since 1973).
Original source can be found here.
Source: St. John's Hospital Springfield Illinois