Legacy of Rhodelia

Posted by Spalding Hurst

September 19, 2023

It is always a privilege to reflect upon the rich history and contributions of individuals and communities who have left an indelible mark on the world around them. The correspondence below is a testament to the tireless dedication and unwavering commitment of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and their service to the St. Theresa Parish in Rhodelia, Kentucky. As you delve into this writing from Father Ronald Knott, you will encounter heartfelt gratitude, a passionate recounting of history, and an enduring respect for those who have served with such distinction. From the meticulous detailing of the contributions of individual Sisters to the revitalization projects aimed at preserving their memory, this correspondence is a rich tapestry of faith, community, and legacy.

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  1. Trudy Foster

    Thank you, Father Knott, for sharing this history with us. I appreciate your sharing the ministry of the Church in Rhodelia, and how through creative means and vision the people of God continue this mission into the future.

  2. Elainr Belflowers, SCNA

    Thank you, Father Ron Knott for bringing this remarkable transformation to our old elementary school and the grounds of St. Theresa’s and providing this rich history. I had the privilege of growing up a Rhodes, living near Rhodelia and attending Crossroads Elementary with many of my cousins. We didn’t know at the time that our teachers, the SCNs, were providing us with a world class elementary education. I was fortunate to I have St. Rosemarie Kirwan as my eighth grade teacher. She and the other Sisters were smart, creative and self-sufficient. I am grateful for having been raised in the St. Theresa community.


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