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Case Study in Courage
Mother Caroline Friess

Steamboat Explosion

Traveling on the Mississippi River had its own unique dangers. Consider Mother Caroline's account of her experience surviving the explosion of the steamboat Pennsylvania. What kept her going? What was the source of her courage in the years following this tragedy? Facilitator directions are available.

Mother Caroline provided accounts of her experience to the sisters in her congregation and to the Central Council of the Louis Mission Society, based in Bavaria–her main benefactors at the time. Click on the links to the right to read each of these accounts.

Case Study in Courage
Family of Origins
Adapting the Vision
Steamboat Explosion
Letter from Margaret to Caroline
Conversation with Gerry
Lost Identity
Facilitator Directions Steamboat

Explosion Account to Sisters
Explosion Account to Louis Mission Society

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