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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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Known locally as the Burkettsville novitiate, the once sprawling, three-story main building opened in the spring of 1884 as the Mother of Divine Grace. It served as a seminary, a retirement home, a retreat for contemplating a vocation with the Precious Blood Society, and a home for troubled youth. It was destroyed by fire in 1971.

Related online story:
BURKETTSVILLE - A small orchard and aging buildings are all that remain of a once towering religious complex established locally 130 years ago.
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