Life of Catherine McAuley: Foundress and First Superior of the Institute of Religious Sisters of Mercy
by Mother Mary Teresa Austin Carroll
BX4705.M13 C3 1866 Special Collections (Non-Circulating)
Mother Mary Teresa Austin Carroll's biography of Catherine McAuley was published in 1866 in New York City, just 25 years after Mother McAuley's death. Mother Austin Carroll herself worked closely with Mother Warde, and was among the first Sisters of Mercy to come to the United States. (If you want to learn more about Mother Austin Carroll herself, you can request Abounding in Mercy: Mother Austin Carroll.)
Interested in reading the Life of Catherine McAuley? We have a circulating copy!
Mother Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland in 1846 in Ireland. While she never left Ireland, many - including Mother Warde - would do so, establishing the Sisters of Mercy in cities throughout the world.
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Reverend Mother M. Xavier Warde, Foundress of the Order of Mercy in the United States: The Story of Her Life, With Brief Sketches of Her Foundation
by the Sisters of Mercy, Mount St. Mary's, Manchester, New Hampshire
BX4483.8 .S5 1902 Special Collections (Non-Circulating)
The Reverend Mother M. Xavier Warde, Foundress of the Order of Mercy in the United States: The Story of Her Life, With Brief Sketches of Her Foundation has no individual author listed, bur rather the Sisters of Mercy of Mount St. Mary's, Manchester, New Hampshire. It was published in 1902 in Boston, by Marlier and Company, Limited.
We have no circulating copy of Reverend Mother M. Xavier Warde, Foundress; however, a copy of the book has been digitized, and is freely available through the Internet Archive.
Mother Mary Frances Xavier Warde, for whom Warde is named and one of Mother McAuley's friends, was only 35 when she and five other Irish Sisters of Mercy came to Chicago. She has been called one of the most influential women in Pittsburgh's history, as well as one of the most influential women in the history of the United States Catholic Church.
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Mother McAuley, Mother Warde, and the Sisters of Mercy have a rich and living legacy here in Chicago, including our own Saint Xavier University. Interested in delving more deeply into some of that legacy? Start here - and branch out!
Learn more about the Sisters' work in early Chicago with Kathleen A. Brosnan's "Public Presence, Public Space: Nuns, Bishops, and the Gendered Space of Early Chicago," published in The Catholic Historical Review in 2004. Take a look at an early exploration of the Sisters' work with Mary Eulalia Herron's 1921 article "Work of the Sisters of Mercy in the United States. Diocese of Chicago: 1846-1921," published in 1921 in Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia.
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