Snapshots in Time
Enjoy these gems from our archives!
October is American Archives Month, so we’re putting a spotlight on our archivists at the Carondelet Consolidated Archives. They are responsible for preserving and sharing the history, spirit and memory of the congregation. To learn more about our archivists and the history stored within the archives, we asked each of our archives staff members to take a picture with their favorite artifact.
Walking around the beautiful grounds of the Motherhouse in St. Louis, one notices the lovely statues that are all around. I wanted to show what some of the statues once looked like and present a glimpse into history.
During the Triduum, it seems fitting to highlight the artwork of Sister Anne Pierre Limoges depicting the fourteen stations. These beautiful, yet simple, pieces are rendered in a minimalistic line art style in ink on artist board.
We want to share this beautiful collection of Christmas cards from our sisters who served in Hawaii. These cards that span the 1970s and ‘80s and into the early ‘90s are kept in the Carondelet Consolidated Archives in St. Louis
In the middle of October, we celebrate Founders’ Day, memorializing the eight courageous pioneers who created our community in Le Puy, France. Father Médaille went where Jesuits were not allowed to go, gathering a group of women and helping them become a formal religious congregation.
In 1870, seven brave sisters trekked from Missouri to Arizona to minister to the dear neighbor. After a delay of two years, the 150th Anniversary of the Trek of the Seven Sisters was held on May 29 at St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson, Arizona.
When I turned the photo over to check for a date, I was amazed to see that the woman standing in the back between the guitar player and two sisters was identified as Helga von Trapp, a member of the famous Trapp Family Singers (as portrayed in The Sound of Music Broadway musical and subsequent 1965 film).