Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

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Publishing 10/21/2019
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Overview
In August 1870, Mother Aloysia Lowe and five Sisters of Charity from Cincinnati arrived in Altoona, Pennsylvania, to found a new community of sisters for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Western Pennsylvania, with its throngs of newly immigrated Catholics and burgeoning industry, witnessed the growth of parishes and quality schools. Mother Aloysia purchased a 200-acre property in Greensburg in 1882 to accommodate the growing community. It became known as Seton Hill. The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, following in the footsteps of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Vincent de Paul, and St. Louise de Marillac, have dedicated their lives in service of others. From the establishment of groundbreaking educational institutions, including Seton Hill University, to the operation of advanced health-care facilities and vital social service programs, the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill influenced the lives of thousands of Americans. The pioneering spirit of these Sisters of Charity, evidenced in their expansive mission work in Arizona, California, and Louisiana, culminated in 1960 with a mission to Korea. The Korean Province and the United States now unite the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill as an international congregation.
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ISBN: 9781467103817
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 217
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Casey Bowser, archivist for the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, holds a degree in history from Saint Vincent College and a degree in museum studies from Johns Hopkins University. Sr. Louise Grundish, archivist emerita, dedicated her life to health care and nursing education. She has enjoyed 68 years as a Sister of Charity.
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