Lecture offers insight into history of Nazareth Convent
Nazareth Convent
Nazareth Convent
(photo by Sue Prudhomme)

Built on the lot where Victoria founder Martin de Leon lived with his family, Nazareth Convent has amazed Crossroads residents and visitors for years. 

Sister M. Amata Hollas, Sister of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, will tell the story of Nazareth Convent at a special lecture commemorating the convent’s 150th anniversary in Victoria. Sister Amata, the archivist and secretary general for the Incarnate Word congregation, will present “Our Treasured Heritage: Ever Ancient, Ever New” at the Museum of the Coastal Bend from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3.

Admission is pay-what-you-want. 

“We’re excited to hear about the dedicated women of Incarnate Word and their beautiful convent,” says Isabel Ray, curator of education at the museum. “It’s such a striking building in Victoria’s downtown. If you’ve ever wondered what’s happened inside, come to this lecture to find out.”

The presentation is part of the museum’s spring lecture series which features monthly lectures on Thursday evenings.

To learn more about the lecture, contact Isabel Ray at (361) 582-2559 or Isabel.Ray@VictoriaCollege.edu.

The Museum of the Coastal Bend is located on the corner of Red River and Ben Jordan streets on Victoria College’s Main Campus in Victoria. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is pay-what-you-want. For more information, including a calendar of events, visit www.MuseumOfTheCoastalbend.org.

Published: Thursday, 25 February 2016

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