Here's a quote from MINNESOTA REFLECTIONS about Sr Laura:
"In 1930 Bishop Peter Bartholme of the Diocese of St. Cloud asked Sister Laura Hesch, OSB, to set up a mission to serve the Ojibwe on the Mille Lacs Reservation". In 1930, she was already 48 years old, and by the time construction on the church began, she was 67.
Click "Minnesota Reflections"...you'll find pictures of her and the mission.
Sr. Laura pushed vocations among us girls EVERY time we saw her, remember? The implication was that, in lieu of joining the convent, at least we could send nickels and dimes! (Not the first time guilt was used on us...lol).
These photos are closer-ups from some of those pics, except for the last one--that's her grave in the graveyard behind the mission. These days, the Mille Lacs Casino is where the Community Center was, just north of the church.
The church is in use, and is well kept. The other buildings we knew when we were kids are gone.
Evidently, the Anishinabe wanted her to be buried at the mission, so by special dispensation, she is. But there's still a grave in St Joseph, at St Benedicts, marked with her name.