Two Brothers of Christian Instruction
of the Notre Dame Province
in the United States
Travel to the Rockies.

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  Br. Albert Heinrich     Br. Charles Thomas  

In September, 2012, Golden Jubilarians: Br. Albert Heinrich FIC and Br. Charles Thomas FIC made an 8-day pilgrimage to visit 4 Western States: (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The pair visited 4 of the 9 historical Jesuit missions of the Rocky Mountains and Alaska. It was there that 18 French Brothers of Christian Instruction taught young native Americans during the years 1903 to 1910.

Click here to read Br. Charles Thomas' 5-page pdf document file of the 8-day trip!
Click here to read a short history of the FIC Brothers in the Rocky Mountains.


(Photos on this page taken by Br. Albert Heinrich FIC from Sept.5-9, 2012)

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Charlie with the rental car in Eastern Washington. Albert at the Grand Coulee Dam in Eastern Washington.
USA's largest concrete structure!
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St. Mary's Mission Omak, Washington Brothers Albert and Charlie at St. Mary's Mission Church.
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St. Andrew's Mission Church. Eight miles east of Pendleton, Oregon. Sign down the road from St. Andrew's Mission.
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Fr. Michael Fitzpatrick, SJ with Charlie in St. Andrew's Mission Church. Fr. Fitzpatrick, SJ with Albert in St. Andrew's.
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Charlie and Albert at Sacred Heart Mission in DeSmet, Idaho. Grave of Br. Alarius Nédélec, FIC
St. Ignatius Mission Cemetery in Montana.
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St. Ignatius Mission Church --St. Ignatius Montana
Made with over a million bricks!
Tabernacle in St. Ignatius Mission Church.

Read a short history of the FIC Brothers in the Rocky Mountains.
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