ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Over the years, the number of nuns has dropped and the property on Perrysville Avenue became too costly to maintain.

Last year, it was sold to Highmark.

The sisters moved into another convent in Richland, while leaving behind a place filled with history.

“We went from floor to floor, with the whole community and just kind of talked about what was going on and what memories people had. Gave them a chance to share whatever might have been their own experience or memories that they had and talked about it, and cried about it, and laughed about a lot of stuff too,” Sister Shelly Farabaugh said.

Money raised at an upcoming auction will help pay for the sisters’ moving expenses.

“I think it covers the whole gamut, from ordinary things to very special precious things,” Farabaugh said.

In addition to everything on the inside, even the cast iron statues outside will be auctioned off.

The final day for the auction is Saturday.


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