On June 3, the Sisters of Christian Charity celebrate with love and joy the 200th Birthday of Blessed Pauline of Mallinckrodt. She herself begins her autobiography as follows:
"I, Pauline, daughter of Detmar Mallinckrodt of Dortmund, a Protestant, and his wife, Bernhardine von Hartmann of Paderborn, a Catholic, was born on June 3, at Minden in Westphalia; and by virtue of Catholic baptism, I am a member of Holy Chuch. After my early childhood, spent happily and pleasantly in the circle of my parents and my younger brothers George and Hermann, my father was transferred to Aix-la-Chapelle in the capacity of President in the government of the Rhine Province...."
The following photos show the baptism document and one bell of the Cathedral in Minden with the name "Pauline". The inscription of the bell is:
Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt, I have your name. Pray for your city of birth Minden!