Saint Xavier University, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, is the first Mercy Institution of Higher Learning in the United States. It is Chicago's oldest Catholic University. Saint Xavier University has many offices that support our Mercy mission. This guide gives access to these resources, materials from the Library's collection, and links to online content.
Catherine McAuley, Founder of the Sisters of Mercy
Books about The Sisters of Mercy
Journal articles about The Sisters of Mercy
Encyclopedia article about The Sisters of Mercy
Book about the History of SXU and the Sisters of Mercy
Theology Symposium, John XXIII Institute: Ten of the world's foremost Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox theologians participated in a 4-day symposium sponsored by Saint Xavier College. Each of the theologians delivered an address on a different theological problem confronting Christianity today. The talks were original contributions to the field, with concentrations on the development of doctrine as a prerequisite to the solution of theological differences and units. Some of the topics included combating atheism, women as priests, and the concept of God in relation to man.
John XXIII Vatican II Symposium host: The theological task confronting the church today : a theology symposium, March 31-April 3, 1966 Saint Xavier College. Chicago, Ill. : Saint Xavier College, 1966.
Within Saint Xavier University:
Beyond Saint Xavier University:
Part 1: Founding of the Sisters of Mercy
Part 2: Saint Xavier Academy, 1846 to 1915
Part 3: Saint Xavier University, 1915 to 1970
Part 4: Saint Xavier University, 1970 to the present
Sister Cathleen interview (mp3 audio) by Julia Gochee.
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