Immigrant Church, Immigrant Sisters – Japanese American Mission

Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity

Kindergarten class at Japanese American mission, Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, 1940

Prior to World War II, work in the Japanese American community was considered true missionary work, even though it was conducted in California. Various religious orders worked at missions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento. The Sacramento Holy Family Japanese Catholic Mission 1940 kindergarten class pictured here shows Sister of St. Francis Teresita Beeler and convert Mrs. Hayasaka.


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