Religious Orders of Women in the United States; Accounts of Their Origin and of Their Most Important Institutions, Interwoven with Brief Histories of Many Famous Convents

Religious Orders of Women in the United States; Accounts of Their Origin and of Their Most Important Institutions, Interwoven with Brief Histories of Many Famous Convents

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...ladies, one of whom, Miss Mary Meyer, applied From material kindly furnished by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Mt. St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Fa. for admission into the Community, and thus became the first postulant accepted in Philadelphia. Coming as they did into the diocese at a time when the "Native American" riots had left an aftermath of petty insults and persecution which increased many fold the difficulties to be encountered, it might be interesting to enter into details of the Sisters' trials; but "present right is not much helped by retailing past wrong." The clouds of bigotry soon began to show their silver lining, and the Asylum so prospered that it became necessary to erect more spacious buildings, in a locality better adapted to the requirements of such a work. In May, 1852, the Sisters and their charges, about one hundred in number, took possession of what is still the principal building of St. John's Orphan Asylum, West Philadelphia, although it has served but as a nucleus around which now cluster the numerous buildings needed for the proper care and education of more than six hundred boys. But, dear as is to the Sisters of St. Joseph the care of the orphans, --it having been the first work entrusted to them at their foundation, --it was not intended by God to be their chief vocation in the Diocese of Philadelphia. The problem of providing parish schools for the preservation of the children to God and the Church, was one that the Bishops of this See set themselves resolutely to solve; and the Daughters of the "Most Excellent Educator of Our Lord Jesus Christ" were called to take an important share in the work. The Orphan Asylum, while it afforded a wide field for the exercise of postulants'...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236641795
  • 9781236641793