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Mission Study Classes

Smith College Mission Study Classes leaflet, 1903-1904.

Mary Rogers led mission study classes on worldwide activities of Catholic missions during the 1903-1904 and 1907-1908 academic years. During Rogers' years at Smith, an awareness of foreign mission work was promoted, primarily through activities of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions. Her unexpected witness of Smith's first Student Volunteer mission sending ceremony in June of 1904 and the excitement of the young women who had just signed the Student Volunteer Pledge profoundly influenced her. It was at that moment that she first experienced a definite call to spend her own life for foreign missions and to promote the role of women in foreign mission work.

Smith College Mission Study Classes leaflet, 1907-1908.

Mary Rogers led mission study classes on worldwide activities of Catholic missions during the 1903-1904 and 1907-1908 academic years. Mission study groups met in the Society Room of the old Students Building and were open to Junior and Senior class members through the Mission Society of the Smith College Association on Christian Work. These flyers describe the subjects that were discussed.

Students in the Society Room at the Smith College Students Building, 1904.
Students Building, Smith College, c1904.