Bourbonnais Individual Captions

Large Photo: Founders of the Clerics of St. Viator Province of Chicago, 1865

Smaller photos clockwise from top right:

  1. The Benoit family of Bourbonnais gathers in front of Maternity BVM Church, circa 1890
  2. Cyrille Fournier, circa 1908. Fournier was the first Superior of the Chicago Province.
  3. This grotto to the Blessed Virgin Mary was erected on the grounds of Maternity BVM by Br. John Koelzer (left side of grotto) and dedicated in 1918 to the memory of the young men of the parish who served in World War I.
  4. Maternity BVM Church