Mother Catherine Spalding, founder of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, in Kentucky, spent 45 years building schools, orphanages, and infirmaries through her order.
Episodes about "sisters of charity"
Catholics, including the Daughters of Charity and St. Francis Xavier church were heavily involved in the Civil War battle of Gettysburg.
Elizabeth Ann Seton was a wealthy socialite and then a convert. She founded parochial education and the daughters of charity, and is the first American-born saint.
Sister Blandina spent decades helping immigrants in Cincinnati realize the American dream while holding onto their faith, and aiding women and children.
Sister Blandina was an Italian-born nun in the late 1800s sent to bring the Gospel to the Wild West. She earned the respect of many, including Billy the Kid.
John Dubois was friend to Robespierre, Patrick Henry, and Lafayette, founded Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg and fought trusteeism as bishop of New York.
In 1900, the Cathedral of St. Mary’s, Galveston was the only Catholic church to survive the great hurricane which killed 20% of Galveston’s population.