Queen of Peace Community - Fremont, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 32.037 W 121° 55.054
10S E 595634 N 4154658
Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose are an International Religious Community. This convent, in Fremont, California, is known as the Queen of Peace Community and is home to the Congregation of the Queen of the Holy Rosary.
Waymark Code: WM7FW3
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
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Excerpted from the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose web site:

The Mission San Jose Dominican story begins more than 110 years ago. Three young Dominican Sisters were sent in 1876 from Brooklyn, New York, to San Francisco, California, to begin a school for German-speaking immigrants. Sister Maria Pia Backes, the superior, was 24 years old. Her companions were Sister Salesia Fichtner (21) and Sister Amanda Bednartz (17).

By the time of her death, 48 years later, Mother Pia had firmly established the new Congregation of the Queen of the Holy Rosary: the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. Her devotion to the Gospel, her love for the liturgy, and her desire to bring Catholic education to youth, especially to the poor, shaped the spirit of this new family.

Today 350 Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose live the rich tradition of the Dominican family with vitality, enthusiastically responding to the challenge of Christian education in California, Oregon, Arizona, Mexico, and Germany. The vision of Mother Pia continues.

There is a lovely chapel, Mater Dei, on the grounds dedicated to Mother Pia Backes.

Full name of the abbey/monastery/convent: Queen of Peace Community

43326 Mission Boulevard
Fremont, CA USA

Religious affiliation: Dominican Order, Catholic

Date founded/constructed: 1876

Web Site: [Web Link]

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