A new portrait of Mother Catherine has been unveiled as part of the Congregation’s bicentennial celebration. Renowned Pittsburgh artist Bob Connell created the painting that depicts Mother Catherine surrounded by children on the banks of the Ohio. In the 1800s, Mother Catherine was known to greet vessels arriving in Louisville at the Ohio River. Frequently one or both parents would die from illness or lack of food during the long, treacherous trip along the river, leaving their children behind to fend for themselves. Mother Catherine would gather the children and make sure they had a place to stay and food to eat. Bob presented the portrait to the SCNs as a gift. A standing room crowd was on hand for the unveiling on Nazareth Campus on Sunday, March 18, 2012. One Sister shared that in her row of chairs, there was not a dry eye when the portrait was revealed.
New Portrait of Mother Catherine Unveiled
by Spalding Hurst | Mar 19, 2012 |