University of Notre Dame

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky Records


Origination : Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky
Extent : 10 reels of microfilm
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Preferred Citation

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky Records (NAZ), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Letters, manuscripts, and typewritten transcripts of letter books and manuscripts (1809-1976); minutes of governing boards and officers of Bardstown, Kentucky (1782-1826), Washington County, Kentucky (1789-1807), and Nazareth, Kentucky (1830-1932); sacramental records, annals, lists, biographical sketches, and historical sketches; and translations of documents from the archives of the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide in the Vatican; with information on Ignatius A. Reynolds, Francis Chambige, Michael M. Coghlan, and Thomas Bouchet; St. Thomas Orphanage and St. Vincent's Infirmary; slaves; and the service of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in the Civil War.

Correspondents include Sisters of Nazareth such as Mothers Columba, Lucille, Ann Sebastian Sullivan, Bertrand Crimmins, Rose Meagher, Mary Anastasia Coady, Mary Catherine Malone, Mary Cleophas Mills, Frances Gardener, Catherine Spalding, and Eutropia McMahon, and Sister Marie Menard; prelates such as Richard Cardinal Cushing, Joseph Cardinal Ritter, Martin J. Spalding, John Lancaster Spalding, Simon Bruté, Guy Ignatius Chabrat, John Baptist David, John Baptist Purcell, William Henry Elder, John McGill, August Toebbe, William George McCloskey, Sylvester Rosecrans, Edward Fitzgerald, Joseph Rosati, and Maurice de Saint- Palais; priests such as Stephen T. Badin, J.B. Ryan, Joseph Haseltine, and David Russell; and laymen such as W.S. Caldwell and James F. Edwards.


Catholic religious order of women founded in 1812 in Nazareth, near Bardstown, Kentucky.


Reynolds, Ignatius A.
Chambige, Francis
Coghlan, Michael M.
Bouchet, Thomas
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky
St. Thomas Orphanage
St. Vincent's Infirmary, Little Rock, Arkansas
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Religious orders of women
Columba, Mother
Lucille, Mother
Sullivan, Ann Sebastian, Mother
Crimmins, Bertrand, Mother
Meagher, Rose, Mother
Coady, Mary Anastasia, Mother
Malone, Mary Catherine, Mother
Mills, Mary Cleophas, Mother
Gardener, Frances, Mother
Spalding, Catherine, Mother
McMahon, Eutropia, Mother
Menard, Marie, Sister
Cushing, Richard, Cardinal, 1895-
Ritter, Joseph, Cardinal, 1892-
Spalding, Martin John, 1810-1872
Spalding, John Lancaster, 1840-1916
Bruté, Simon, 1779-1839
Chabrat, Guy Ignatius, 1787-1868
David, John Baptist Mary, 1761-1841
Purcell, John Baptist, 1800-1883
Elder, William Henry, 1819-1904
McGill, John, 1809-1872
Toebbe, August, 1829-1884
McCloskey, William George, 1823-1909
Rosecrans, Sylvester, 1827-1878
Fitzgerald, Edward, 1833-1907
Rosati, Joseph, 1789-1843
Saint-Palais, James Mary Maurice de, 1811-1877
Badin, Stephen T. (Stephen Theodore), 1768-1853
Ryan, J.B.
Haseltine, Joseph
Caldwell, W.S.
Edwards, James F. (James Farnham), 1850-1911

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