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Mother Edane Volk and Gift Hill

Mother Edane Volk and Gift Hill

On June 24, 1957, Mr. Charles Swenson presented the deed for "Gift Hill" to Mother Edane Volk. This gift from "Chick" Swenson was 40 acres of land. Pictured left to right are: Alex Asbridge and Walter Small, who also sold land to the sisters.
In a letter to Mr. and Mrs. Swenson, Mother Edane stated, "Great is the community's joy and gratitude over this substantial charity on your part. May the good Lord Himself be your reward "exceeding great."
- Gratefully and sincerely in St. Benedict, Mother M. Edane, OSB