St. Margaret School, Lowell, Massachusetts

St. Margaret School, Lowell, Massachusetts

SCN Archivist Kathy Hertel-Baker shares the following information about St. Margaret School in Lowell, Massachusetts: St. Margaret School, in Lowell, MA, was opened in September 1941. Sister Mary Auxilium Minton served as the first Superior and Principal, along with...
Remembering Sister Mary Jude Howard: A Living Presence

Remembering Sister Mary Jude Howard: A Living Presence

Gentle and loving, Sister Mary Jude (Henrietta) Howard is more than a memory. She is a living presence, still with us like a mother as she rests in peace at the cemetery in Mokama. With gratitude we remember Sister Mary Jude for her forty-one long years of simple and...
Remembering Sister Rose Kochithara

Remembering Sister Rose Kochithara

Wounded yet Chosen, Rose Kochithara, SCN Bared All in Total Self-Emptying I thank my Creator God in whose holiness I was conceived, who chose me even before the world was made, made hidden plans for me! Sister Rose Kochithara is fondly remembered for her modern art...
St. Rita School, Alexandria, Louisiana

St. Rita School, Alexandria, Louisiana

Archivist Kathy Hertel-Baker shares the following information about St. Rita School in Alexandria, Louisiana: In the first decade of St. Rita’s Parish history, Father Dube made the decision that a school was needed to educate the children of the Alexandria community....
Sister Mary Serra Goethals: A Profile

Sister Mary Serra Goethals: A Profile

(Sister Mary Serra and I agreed that we would collaborate on her blessed life story. I would listen, write a draft and she would rewrite or change in whatever way was agreeable to her. Her life has taken many interesting turns from a loving happy family in Illinois,...
St. Joseph Infirmary

St. Joseph Infirmary

SCN Archivist Kathy Hertel-Baker shares the following information on St. Joseph Infirmary: St. Joseph Infirmary had its origins in Louisville, Kentucky as St. Vincent Infirmary, where it occupied two large spaces in the newly-purchased former tavern on Wenzel...
Remembering Sister Patricia Marie Hill

Remembering Sister Patricia Marie Hill

Sister Pat speaks fondly of her parents, Sylvester Hill and Elizabeth Meyers Hill. Her mother was born in Paducah, Kentucky, and later, the family moved to Louisville. Her father was born in the West End of Louisville. Sylvester and Elizabeth were both members of the...
Our Lady of Peace Hospital

Our Lady of Peace Hospital

 SCN Archivist Kathy Hertel-Baker shares the following about Our Lady of Peace Hospital: Our Lady of Peace Hospital had its origin in 1912, when the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth purchased an estate which included a mansion and auxiliary buildings on Newburg Road in...
Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

SCN Archivist Kathy Hertel-Baker shares the following information on the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at Nazareth: Devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes has been expressed several times on the Nazareth Campus and the largest remaining expression of that devotion is the...
Sister Sarah Ferriell: A Profile

Sister Sarah Ferriell: A Profile

According to my mother, I was born on a very hot August 1, 1941, at St. Joseph Infirmary, Louisville Kentucky. All she wanted was a fan and a box of chocolates. She got them both. Mother Anna Mae Greenwood and father Louis Ferriell were very happy with a second...
The Story of Monroe Smith

The Story of Monroe Smith

SCN Archivist Kathy Hertel-Baker shares the following information on Monroe Smith: For over 200 years, the SCNs have been blessed by the work of hundreds of employees. One of the most loyal and longest serving was Monroe Smith. Smith was born enslaved on August 15,...
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Archivist Kathy Hertel-Baker shares the following information on Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University opened in 1789, the first Catholic and first Jesuit institution of higher learning in the new nation. Georgetown University was...
Sacred Heart Academy, Klamath Falls, Oregon

Sacred Heart Academy, Klamath Falls, Oregon

SCN Archivist Kathy Hertel-Baker shares the following information on Sacred Heart Academy in Klamath Falls, Oregon: The following account of the SCN mission in Klamath Falls was written by James Maria Spillane, SCN  In 1916 Father H.J. Marshall, pastor of Sacred Heart...
Our Lady of the Oaks, Lexington, Kentucky

Our Lady of the Oaks, Lexington, Kentucky

SCN Archivist Kathy Hertel-Baker shares the following on Our Lady of the Oaks Psychiatric Hospital: In 1945, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth purchased High Oaks Sanitarium in Lexington, Kentucky from Dr. George S. Sprague. High Oaks had served for years as a...
Remembering Sister Sunanda Urumpil

Remembering Sister Sunanda Urumpil

One who Abides in God’s Love Love is for sharing, and it did not take away the pain, but in this suffering there is joy. This is what Sunanda always believed and she found her joy in being poor with the poor till her very end. She laid down her life in radical...
Mercy Hospital, Mt. Vernon, Ohio

Mercy Hospital, Mt. Vernon, Ohio

SCN Archivist Kathy Hertel-Baker shares the following on Mercy Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Ohio: Mercy Hospital opened on September 1, 1919 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, a town fifty miles northeast of Columbus. Dr. James Lee, a local physician, Rev. Lawrence Mulhane, pastor of...
Nazareth Hospital, Mokama, India

Nazareth Hospital, Mokama, India

SCN archivist Kathy Hertel-Baker shares the following information on Nazareth Hospital in Mokama: The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth entered, for the first time, a foreign mission field when Mother Ann Sebastian Sullivan and her Council accepted the invitation of...