The “White Benedictines” of Arkansas (1874)

BENEDICTINE SISTERS OF MT. OLIVE (White Benedictines) (1874) As American History cannot be studied thoroughly unless viewed with a European background, likewise the history of our humble Convent leads us across the sea, over mountains and valleys, until our wandering mind reaches a quaint, picturesque Convent, nestling high up on a peak of the Swiss [Read More…]

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African-American Sisters Start School in Washington, D.C., 1892

ST. CYPRIAN’S PAROCHIAL SCHOOL AND ST. ANN’S ACADEMY, WASHINGTON, D. C. St. Ann’s Academy was founded by Sister Mary Charles Norsette, who was sent from Baltimore with two other Sisters, August, 1892. They were invited by Reverend Father Matthew to help with the colored work in St. Cyprian’s parish. The Sisters were welcomed in Washington [Read More…]

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Mother Austin Carroll, R.S.M. (1835-1909)

Mother Austin Carroll, authoress of the Life of Mother Mc Cauley, Leaves of the Annals of the Sisters of Mercy (4 vols.),  Life of St Alphonsus, Life of Venerable Clement Hofbauer, Glimpses of Pleasant Homes, Happy Hours of Childhood and a number of other valuable works, was born in Clonmel, Ireland, in 1836, educated mostly [Read More…]

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