Category Archives: Sisters of Charity Federation

Sisters in Health Care – SC Seton Hill

School of Nursing capping ceremony, Pittsburgh (courtesy Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill)

School of Nursing capping ceremony (courtesy Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill)

Since concentrating on Catholic Schools week the last week of January, the Archivist of the Sisters of Charity decided to look back in the history of the Sisters in Health Care.  The School of Nursing in the first general hospital established by the sisters was started in 1905.  Below is a picture of a capping ceremony in the middle ‘50’s.  The School of Nursing closed in 1976.

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National Catholic Schools Week – Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

Sr Francis Mary directing flutophoneband (SC Seton Hill)

For National Catholic Schools Week, another great image from Sister Louise Grundish, S.C., archivist for the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill. Sister Francis Mary Coleman directs the fluteophone band during Western Frolics at St Peter and Paul School, Tucson, AZ, 1965.

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National Catholic Schools Week – Sister Annina Fox, S.C.

Sister Annina Fox, SC (courtesy Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill)

Sister Annina Fox, SC (image courtesy Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill)

By Sister Louise Grundish, S.C., archivist, Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill remember Sister Annina Fox, SC. Sister Annina attended St Philip School in Crafton, PA. She entered the Sisters of Charity in 1937. Sister Annina returned to St Philip School as a teacher. She also served as principal of the school. After her time as principal she remained at the school as librarian and later a volunteer. Her dedication to the children of the parish was outstanding and she was a beloved member of the Crafton community as well as the school community. When Sister Annina retired to the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity a fund called the Sister Annina Fund was established to help students who needed support. Sister Annina died on December 16, 2010. She continues to be fondly remembered by the many students whose lives she touched. As St Philp School celebrates its 100th year Anniversary many stories of Sister Annina and other Sisters of Charity are being shared. Congratulations to all who celebrate this special week.

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