In the middle of downtown DeRidder there are a patch of old buildings that, through some sort of civilization, is an investment of property. I say civilization because in DeRidder we are surrounded by old, abandon buildings, which makes entering into our community feel like a throwback to another time. With this being said, one of my soul sisters has…

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Sacred heart Retreat House and Visitation Monastery began in 1832 when Bishop Michael Portier invited five Visitation Sisters from Georgetown, D.C. to pioneer the formation of a convent and school for girls. Twenty-seven acres of land was deeded to them, along with a five-room cottage known as the de Angelis house. By 1834, the number of students made it necessary…

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