Funeral Sermon for Civil War Nurse, 1897


Born Mary Agnes Grace in 1812, Sister Mary Gonzaga, S.C., was in charge of the Satterlee Hospital in Philadelphia during the Civil War, when she helped tend many casualties from the Battle of Gettysburg.  The sermon at her 1897 funeral Mass was delivered by Father John Scully, S. J., Rector of St. Joseph’s Church, Philadelphia:   [Read More...]

St. Elizabeth Seton (1774-1821), By One who Knew Her


It may be truly said that Mother Seton’s manner was the secret of her extraordinary influence a happy blending of ardent zeal with maternal sweetness. A moment’s intercourse with her was sufficient to show that she acted foom the deepest convictions of truth, while the kindness which she manifested easily prepared the way for its [Read More...]