“Prayer to St. Scholastica,” Calligraphy and illustration by Mother Elizabeth Strange for Sister Mary Scholastica Murto: Mother Elizabeth Strange was one of the original seven Sisters of Mercy to arrive in the United States in 1843. This holy card was created between 1879 and 1900.
Novices Studying: Photograph (9.25 x 7). During their “Canonical Year,” novices intently study vows and the Rule of the Sisters of Mercy.
“Mother Francis Warde Returning to Pittsburg from Chicago,” Watercolor: Illustration, (water color and ink, 5 x 7.25), depicting Mother Frances Warde’s return to Pittsburgh after founding the Chicago Community of the Sisters of Mercy in 1846.
Unidentified Sister and boy, St. Paul’s Orphanage, Crafton, Pennsylvania: Photograph (5 x 7). The Sisters of Mercy operated St. Paul’s Orphanage in Pittsburgh from 1846 until its closing in 1965.