Sisters of Charity Federation Archives

Status of Mary as the Incomparable Virgin

Item

SC Leavenworth Incomparable Virgin in chapel--3.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Status of Mary as the Incomparable Virgin

Subject

Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint

Description

The statue of Mary as the Incomparable Virgin. The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth actually began as the Sisters of Charity in Nashville, TN. When their situation there changed leaving them in financial straits the Community’s foundress, Mother Xavier Ross, left to attend a meeting of Bishops in St. Louis, MO. In hopes of finding a Bishop who needed their work. Before leaving, Mother Xavier instructed the Sisters to begin a Novena to Mary as the Incomparable Virgin that she be successful. In St. Louis Mother Xavier met Bishop Miege, Bishop of the territory East of the Rocky Mountains and headquartered in Leavenworth, KS. Bishop Miege was pleased to have the Sisters come settle and minister to the people of Kansas. Mother Xavier returned to Nashville with the good news and the Sisters have ever since held Mary, the Incomparable Virgin in regard as well as the Novena. Unfortunately, in order to settle their debts before leaving Nashville the Sisters had to sell off most of their furniture and all of their land and buildings and so did not bring much with them to Leavenworth. One of the few things they did bring was this statue of the Incomparable Virgin.

Creator

Unknown

Source

N/A

Publisher

N/A

Date

ca.

Rights

The material in this collection is made available by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. To request reproductions or to inquire about permissions, contact SCL Archives at 913-758-6588, or tcrawford@scls.org.

Relation

N/A

Language

English

Type

Physical object

Citation

Unknown, “Status of Mary as the Incomparable Virgin,” Sisters of Charity Federation Archives, accessed February 25, 2024, https://scfederationarchives.org/items/show/164.

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