Medical Mission Sisters

  Mary Evelyn Flieger, Anna Dengel, Joanna Lyons and Marie Ulbrich from the Medical Mission Sisters http://www.medicalmissionsisters.org/history/ The Medical Mission Sisters are an important religious order that seeks to aid the poor around the world. They were founded by Doctor Anna Dengel on September 30, 1925 and the first three

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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Rt. Rev. Thomas Shahan 1993.018.EOS017; CHRC On August 15th of 1913, the project that Msgr. Thomas Shahan has been working on and dreaming of since the early 1900s was given the green light by none other than Pope Pius X. The approval was for the building of the Basilica of

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Misericordia Hospital

A New Hospital for the Sisters of Mercy, (1915) On July 2, 1918 the Sisters of Mercy opened a new 100 bed hospital in West Philadelphia.[1] Named Misericordia Hospital, the opening of hospital was a long project that dated back to 1910 when Archbishop Prendergast first approached the Sisters about

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The Centennial Fountain

(This post follows up on the last blog about the history of the Temperance Movement) With the approach of the centennial celebrations in Philadelphia to mark the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Catholic Total Abstinence Union of the Diocese of Philadelphia wanted to partake in the festivities. To do

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