New Archives staff member

This week we welcomed the newest member of the Archives team. Sister Patricia Endres has recently been missioned to the Emmitsburg Campus where she’ll be dividing her time between the Provincial Archives and Seton Heritage Ministries. She has spent her community life as a teacher, most recently in Martinsburg, WV. Welcome, Sister Patricia!

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Society of American Archivists meeting this week

Carole Prietto (far right) and colleagues at DC Central Kitchen (courtesy Society of American Archivists)

Carole Prietto (far right) and colleagues at DC Central Kitchen (courtesy Society of American Archivists)

This week our blog and Facebook page are quiet because three of our staff (Dee Gallo, Carole Prietto, and Nik Henle) are in Washington attending the Society of American Archivists meeting, taking advantage of the many opportunities for networking and learning. Dee is an officer in both the Archivists of Religious Collections Section of SAA and the incoming president of The Archivists of Congregations of Women Religious. Carole has served on the Host Committee for this year’s meeting, and she coordinated a service project, volunteering at DC Central Kitchen. Seen in the photo are Carole and the other archivists who participated in the service project.

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“A home for her sisters”

by Sister Louise Grundish, S.C., archivist, Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, Greensburg, PA
(images courtesy of Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill)

Sketch of Stokes Mansion by Sister Fides Ruffner, S.C.

Sketch of Stokes Mansion by Sister Fides Ruffner, S.C.

Stokes Mansion

Stokes Mansion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August is a month of anniversaries for the Sisters of Charity. A major anniversary occurs on August 7 for the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill.

On August 7, 1882 Mother M. Aloysia Lowe received the deed from the Bank of Commerce in Pittsburgh, PA for the Jennings Farm in Greensburg. Mother Aloysia with Sisters Adelaide Dunn, Raphael Kane, and Fidelis Ruffner took possession of the property. They were the first Sisters of Charity to reside at Seton Hill. Mother Aloysia had accomplished her task…she had “a home for her sisters.”

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