Monastery Immaculate Conception Known as the “Castle on the Hill”, the Monastery, founded in 1867, is home to one of the nation’s largest communities of Benedictine women. The distinctive, recently-restored Romanesque dome, rises majestically over the town of Ferdinand, standing at 87 feet from the floor and 32 and a half feet in diameter. Throughout the church, 89 angels are present, 16 of which are depicted on the stained glass windows surrounding the dome. The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures. The Monastery gift shop offers handmade crafts from the sisters and other unique spiritual merchandise along with treats from Monastery Baked Goods. The new Hospitality Center, also on the Monastery grounds, offers a peaceful and rejuvenating getaway. League Stadium Built in 1894 and renovated in the early 1990s, this historic stadium served as home field for the Rockford Peaches in the filming of the hit motion picture, “A League of Their Own”, featuring Tom Hanks and Madonna. Original advertisements from the film remain along the outfield fence. The stadium also starred in the HBO movie, “Soul of the Game.” In the summer, enjoy an evening rooting for the Dubois County Bombers. The Bombers are a collegiate wood bat baseball team featuring players from college rosters throughout the United States. During Bombers games, Peaches are in the stadium helping everyone have a great time while watching great baseball.
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