For Throwback Thursday, we present a series of pictures from St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. In 1956 the Sisters moved into a new and expanded St. Mary’s, a process which required the efforts of Sisters, hospital staff, students from the St. Mary’s School of Nursing, a large number of lay workers, a fleet of moving vans, and Indiana Civil Defense personnel to provide security and direct traffic. In addition to beds, furniture, and equipment such as operating tables and x-ray machines, 97 patients were moved from the old hospital to the new. The local media reported that moving the patients was accomplished in under 2 hours and went “like clockwork”.
All images are used with permission of the Provincial Archives.
Workers gather outside the old St. Mary’s Hospital prior to the start of the move
Moving vans driving through the streets of Evansville, on their way to the new St. Mary’s Hospital
Story about the move from the Evansville PRESS.
Sr. Justina Morgan, administrator of St. Mary’s, addresses the workers following the successful completion of the move.
Pope Francis has proclaimed 2015 as the Year of Consecrated Life. The Province of St. Louise website has a page with links to short videos featuring Daughters of Charity talking about their vocation and their ministries. Currently available videos include:
60 Seconds with Sister Mary Polutanovich – Sr. Mary talks about her passion for spiritual companioning.
60 Seconds with Sister Honora Remes – Sr. Honora talks about her prison ministry.
60 Seconds with Sr. Marguerite – Sr. Marguerite Broderick talks about the Daughters of Charity as contemplatives in action.
All Things New: The Art of Sister Maria Liebeck
Daughters of Charity Combat Human Trafficking – Sister Elizabeth Greim talks about human trafficking in Macon Georgia.
St. Ann’s Infant and Maternity Center Celebrates its 150th Anniversary
The Heart of a Daughters of Charity: The Eucharist
“Happy” – Daughters of Charity having fun, set to the music of Pharrell Williams
Here are some online resources for the Year of Consecrated Life
Pope Francis – letter for Year of Consecrated Life
FAMVIN links – Year of Consecrated Life