1782-1977Origination : Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky Records (NAZ), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556
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.