Historic ties

September 1, 2019
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St. Dominic Health Services of Jackson, Miss., in July joined the five-hospital Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System of Baton Rouge, La., and the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady congregation assumed sponsorship of the one-hospital system from the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Ill.

Here, Sr. Rebecca Ann Gemma, left, the Dominican Sisters' prioress general, and Sr. Barbara Ann Arceneaux, the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady – North America's regional minister, stand before a depiction of Sts. Dominic and Francis of Assisi. It is said the men met in Rome in 1216 and began a friendship.