Sisters of Charity Federation Archives

Mother Catherine Spalding's Writing Desk

Item

SC Nazareth Writing Desk 1.jpeg
SC Nazareth Writing Desk 2.jpeg

Dublin Core

Title

Mother Catherine Spalding's Writing Desk

Subject

Writing desks
Spalding, Catherine, 1793-1858
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Archival Center

Description

Mother Catherine Spalding, a founding leader of the new religious community in the new Catholic diocese of Kentucky, used this writing desk, ca. 1840-1860.
Her peers so respected her that Sister Catherine was consistently reelected to six-year terms, despite giving Fr. David and Bishop Flaget “convincing reasons” why she should not retain leadership for life. Other Sisters collaborated with her Council, however, and numerous clergy and lay persons worked to establish the three main ministries that Kentuckians lacked.
The desk is displayed in Heritage Hall, O'Connell Hall, on the campus at Nazareth, Kentucky.

Creator

N/A

Source

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Date

ca. 1840-1860

Contributor

N/A

Rights

Permission for any type of publication of archival materials, including text, photographs, video, or audio must be secured from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Archival Center before publication. Contact archives staff for appropriate forms and contact information.

Relation

N/A

Format

wood furniture

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

MCS Desk 1.jpeg
MCS Desk 2.jpeg

Citation

N/A, “Mother Catherine Spalding's Writing Desk,” Sisters of Charity Federation Archives, accessed February 25, 2024, https://scfederationarchives.org/items/show/158.

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