Sister Maureen Carroll, left, is seeking to rally public support to prevent the sale of a historic Powhatan property with help from volunteers like Joyce Johnson. The women talked about their plans in front of Belmead, the mansion that was once home to St. Emma Military Academy for Boys and has been headquarters for the nonprofit FrancisEmma Inc. that has sought to preserve and protect the property and its history.
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Nuns rally support to block sale of historic St. Emma’s, St. Francis property
Defying their superiors, four nuns are fighting to save the historic 2,265-acre property in Powhatan County that was once home to two Catholic boarding schools for African-American youths.