Sisters of Charity Federation Archives

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  • SC Halifax Caritas Residence.jpg

    Image of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Halifax
  • SC Immaculate Conception Celtic Cross.jpg

    The Celtic cross was gifted to each Sister of Charity of the Immaculate Conception when the 150th Anniversary of the Community was celebrated in 2004. The back of the cross indicates the dates 1874, 2004.
  • Charlotte Gambol.jpg
  • Daughters of Charity, Los Altos painting photograph.jpg

    This early painting on tin depicts the Sisters leading the Children of Mary procession in
    Los Angeles, California. The work was presented to the Seton Provincial Archives
    by Sister Elizabeth Hurley of Maryvale, Rosemead.
  • colibraro3.PNG

    Sister Mary Carlo speaks quite a bit about her family history as both parents were immigrants from Italy. She also talks about how she encountered the SCLs and joined the Community. She discusses her 27 years teaching but how it was the creation of the Caring Ministry and her work with AIDS patients in the 1980's which were really meaningful.
  • SC Immaculate Conception Community Pin.jpg

    The Community Pin of the Sisters of the Charity of the Immaculate Conception, St. John, New Brunswick, was presented to the Community in 1975.
  • MotherSetonsDaughters.1953.01.jpg
  • Seton Hill Irvin_Sr Mary Francis_Convent Kitchen.jpeg

    Sister Mary Francis Irvin, a Sister of Charity of Seton Hill, was a dedicated religious,
    inspiring teacher, and gifted artist. While attending the Carnegie Institute of Technology during World War II, Sr. Mary Francis completed a precisionist-style painting entitled “Convent Kitchen.” The piece would go on to win second place in the 1943 Pittsburgh Associated Artists exhibition. “Convent Kitchen” not only reveals the hard work and comradery of women religious, but the painting’s style and perspective reinforce the subject’s simplicity in life and the idea of subjection of the individual identity for the good of the whole in community life. Conversely, the subject of women religious shelling peas is a juxtaposition to the more industrial precisionist paintings of the 1920s and 30s. In a continuation of the story, “Convent Kitchen” inspired a great benefactor of Sr. Mary Francis, helping to further her career as an artist.
  • SC Our Lady of Mercy Corner stone photograph 2.tif

    Engraved on Cornerstone: This corner stone of the House of our Lady of Mercy in the City of Charleston So. Ca. laid on the Feast of the Annunciation March 25th 1840 by the Right Rev. John England, D.D, Bishop of Charleston. Building Committee: Alexander McDonald: Charles Kanapaux & John Hunter; Patrick O'Donnell, Contractor; Patrick Noble; Governor of South Carolina; Henry L. Pinckney, Mayor of Charleson; Gregory XVI. Being Pope; Martin Van Buren, President, U.S.A. Built by charitable contributions

    The building served as a Motherhouse for the Congregation and an orphanage.
  • DCLosAltos_Memories of Virginia City by Sister Raphael Creagh_Photo2.jpg

    In October of 1864, three sisters left San Francisco and journeyed by steamer, train and stage to Virginia City, Nevada Territory where they founded St. Mary’s School & Asylum and later St. Marie Louise Hospital in 1875. After more than three decades, the sisters withdrew from these works in Virginia City and left Nevada only to return in the 1950s to found St. Theresa’s School in Carson City. In her 1937 memoir, Sister Raphael Creagh shares her memories of Virginia City.
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