Women of Faith: The Chicago Sisters of Mercy and the Evolution of a Religious Community

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1Irish-born biological sisters, Sisters Mary Monica, Mary Leo, Mary Catherine, and Mary Gabriel Fanning11
2Biological sisters, Sisters Mary Francis Xavier McGirr, founder of the Ottawa Community, 1859, and Mary Vincent McGirr, one of the original five sisters to begin the Chicago Foundation16
3Sister Mary Xavier Ryan, St. Joseph School, Janesville, Wisconsin, 1871–7252
4Saint Xavier Academy school bus, Sister M. Innocentia Powers, and school children, 1945–5075
5Saint Xavier Academy / Sisters of Mercy Novitiate Chapel, 49th and Cottage Grove, Chicago80
6First group of women to enter the Sisters of Mercy after amalgamation: Postulant group 192989
7Postulants and novices: Sisters Patrick Anne (Cathleen) Cahill and Peter Marie (Nancy) Ponzi96
8Queen of Martyrs Reception Ceremony, Band/Class of 195997
9Novices and postulants at a picnic at the new Sisters of Mercy Novitiate99
10Sisters Evangeline McSloy and Norella Hartnett100
11Silver Jubilee 1957, Saint Xavier College106
12St. James Grade School, Sister Faculty, 1957126
13Habit change, 1966: Sister Mary Dominic Merwick (old habit) and Sister Mary Alexis (Ruth) Mutchler (new habit)137
14Old and new habits, White 1966: Sisters Mary Fausta Vorwerk and Mary Eamon O’Malley in Dispensary138
15Blessing of the New Habit, Mercy Hospital Chapel, June 1966139

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