11 February 2008

O Sister, Where art thou?

Celebrating 150 years of their local ministry
By Jay Tokasz - The Buffalo News
Updated: 02/11/08 6:50 AM

Three hospitals, several high schools, a college and scores of elementary schools throughout Western New York can all find their origins in a midwinter horse-and-carriage ride from Rochester to Buffalo 150 years ago today.
That’s when three Sisters of Mercy and a candidate for admission into the religious order of nuns traveled into Buffalo at the request of Bishop John Timon, set up shop and began growing into a force that would irrevocably alter the area’s spiritual, medical and educational landscape... (more)

and, in the same edition: Churches may become museum

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