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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 3 of the faces of Mary and Sepia Saturday

Since my post today for Sepia Saturday features the opening celebration of the founding of the
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth 200 years ago in
Bardstown, Ky.
My face of Mary is from one of the many missions opened and operating in India.

Our Lady of Mokamo, India


This statue stands in the Heritage Museum on the Nazareth Campus where, as I type, preparations are underway for the opening ceremonies of the year long celebration on the Bicentennial of the founding of the sisters in 1812
The very first congregation of religious founded in the United States.
Three young women of strong faith were called by the Archbishop of Louisville to start a congregation dedicated to care for the poor, the sick and the educational needs of the community.
Catherine Spalding answered that call and at 19 became the very first
Mother Superior.
The ceremony at Nazareth today with include, via amazing electronic miracles I call them, live broadcasts from 4 continents.
US, Belize in Central America, Botswana and several places across India.
By way of Skype? it will be a celebration that is two way and inclusive of us all.
I will be there in about 10 minutes, as I only live 2 miles away.

Go here for the Mary faces

Continue on for
Sepia Saturday

Alan's theme was nurses.
This photo features teachers but many of the sisters were nurses and that is why I became associated with them as a Home Health nurse.

My photo today was taken in the late 1800s just outside St. Monica's school in Bardstown.
The sisters did not like the arrangement of one school for the black children and one for the white children.
But it would take many years before their efforts helped change that.

 This photo was taken from the 2011 annual calendar just released showing the early days of the congregation and a current day picture with it.
These were the days when the sisters wore "habits" and were only working  in Bardstown.
They were called to serve as nurses in the Civil War and many other ministries.
Go here to read more of their history

Let the celebration begin.

 Sepia Saturday link



The Woodwife said...

Beautiful Mary - I have never seen this one before. I think this is such a great idea Rebecca had!!!

The Woodwife said...

This is a beautiful Mary that I have never seen before. I think this is such a great idea Rebecca had!!

Spadoman said...

Wonderful story about this order. Each nun follows a life as if Mary were her guide. Great photo! Very good.


La Petite Gallery said...

Peggy, this was wonderful. Frankly I miss the Nun's in their Habits. I miss the Latin mass. I have always hated change. I have to Groc. shop, those nuts change the food isles every week. can't find anything. Hate to shop there.
Merry Christmas Darling, waiting for that to change too.


La Petite Gallery said...

I hope you get the comment.

Daniella said...

What a beautiful story and a gorgeous Blessed Mother!!

Her Speak said...

Thank you for sharing her. Many blessings! <3

Paula Scott said...

When I participated in this meme last year, it struck me as to how profound the event really is. When we celebrate Mary, it tends to feel like such an isolated event. But, in learning about what is taking place where you are, it does strike me as to the extent that Mary is celebrated on a global level. We are not alone.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

How wonderful that this would be happening now ~ Lovely photos and tribute to Our Lady ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor)

rebecca said...

your statue of our lady of mokamo india is beautiful. i love the way jesus is facing towards all, arms open in a gesture of love.

i love too the idea of people dedicating themselves to care for others.

may we all embrace each other with kindness and understanding.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

This is all so interesting! I hope that you enjoyed your day. Love the bottom photo especially.

God bless,
Kathy M.

priti.lisa said...

This Madonna is so peaceful...and I loved learning about the year-long celebration♥♥♥

Rudee said...

Today's Mary is beautiful. I like the history of the Sisters you included here. One of my good friends is a Sister of St. Joseph whom I just lured into the world of hospice spiritual care. I'm hoping she likes it.

Bob Scotney said...

A coincidence here as I posted a picture of early nursing sisters in Memphis and you have included a photo of a modern day nurse for villages in Memphis.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

I am thinking of you far away in India at your celebration. Inspiring story and your Mary today is elegant and beautiful.

Karen S. said...

First, I enjoy your Santa's workshop...all the photos are just great, the last one is especially wonderful and the story is so perfect, enjoy your weekend!

Karin said...

Very interesting post Peggy!

Alan Burnett said...

Great old picture. Tall ones stood at the back, little ones crouched at the front : these type of pictures are the same the world over and glorious pieces of history.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful statue - the Heritage Museum is somewhere I'd like to see, but I'm too far away, so thanks for the photos, QMM :-) Jo

Postcardy said...

I always enjoy seeing old photos of schools with students. That looks like an unusual type of building for a school.

Little Nell said...

A great piece of history Peggy and an amazing photograph.

Liz Stratton said...

I loved seeing the school picture. So many nuns raised little orphaned ones to follow in their footsteps.