Catholic Nuns and the Making of America

/Catholic Nuns and the Making of America

Mother Joseph

As a coach maker’s daughter who learned carpentry at an early age, Mother Joseph prowled construction sites with a saw in her hand and a hammer dangling from her belt. She used her skills and talents to help build the first hospitals and schools in the Northwest.

November 13th, 2013|

Mother Magdalene dePazzi Bentley

Archbishop Peter Richard Kenrick invited the Mercies to work with the French, Spanish, Irish and German immigrants along the Mississippi River. They were led by Mother Magdalene dePazzi Bentley.

September 10th, 2013|

Mother Frances Cabrini

Sister Frances Cabrini and seven other sisters arrived in New York in the spring of 1889 bearing a letter from Archbishop Michael Corrigan, who had invited them to come from Italy and start an orphanage in Manhattan.

July 2nd, 2013|

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