The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Agnes, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, is now over one hundred years old. From a poorly organized community that began with three young girls interested in the religious life and in teaching Catholic children ""in the wilds of Wisconsin"", it has grown to be a well organized congregation, presently numbering about eight hundred members, who staff schools and hospitals in many of the eastern and western states and in Central America. A history of this congregation is contained in the present volume, which devotes special attention to the chronicle of the community's earliest days. The style is sufficiently readable, except for some stilted re-created conversations and certain pious modes of expression. The story of the trials and tribulations of the congregation's beginnings is in itself very interesting and edifying. A valuable addition to the history of the teaching congregations of sisters in the U.S. and to American Catholic Church history generally. Imprimatur.