Nuns in the Spanish-American War


THE NUN IN THE WAR The Rev. A.J. Bader Tells of the Good Work Accomplished by the Catholic Sisters. The Brooklyn Eagle, May 20, 1899, 16.   The Queens’ Daughters of St. Mary’s Maternity held their last meeting for the season yesterday afternoon at the institution, 155 Dean street, and as the occasion was entirely [Read More...]

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...]

The Sisters of St. Joseph, Carondolet, Missouri


In the year 1834 the Right Rev. Joseph Rosati of St. Louis, Missouri, called at the mother-house of the Sisters of St. Joseph at Lyons and asked Mother St. John Fontbonne, the superior, to send a colony of her daughters to America. Arrangements were soon perfected, and on 17 January, 1836, six sisters sailed from [Read More...]