Highlights from Catholic Collections
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
Please consider helping ARCCs communicate the importance of Catholic history and archives with engaging images for our developing website. Photos will preferably show men and women religious engaged in ministries highlighting their contributions to society. We ask that all submissions be jpeg files and have a resolution of 300 dpi. Please provide descriptive information about the photo, its parent collection and the archives of which it is a part. We want to ensure proper credit and provide an opportunity to advertise your collection/archives. Limit 4 photos per archives. Email submissions to Rachel Foote, ARCC’s website designer, at
Image courtesy of the Carmeilite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. Mother Michael and Sister Catherine Marie pray the rosary with a resident at Our Lady’s Manor in Dalkey, Ireland. Image courtesy of Province Archives Province of Our Lady of Consolation Conventual Franciscan Friars. “Poff, Pius” Father Pius Poff, OFM Conv., leading a rosary procession with the statute of Our Lady of Consolation (for whom the Province of friars is named) at the Shrine in Carey, Ohio. Image courtesy of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden Archives – a Sister of St. Joseph of Baden teaching students at Mount Gallitzin Academy in Baden, Pennsylvania, c. 1915. Source: A Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden Archives. Image courtesy of the the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada Archives – Sr. Philomena (Dora Kruis) and another Sister wearing traditional habits and playing hockey with children at Mount St. Joseph Centre Image courtesy of the Archives of the Sisters of St. Dominic in Caldwell, NJ – Sister Mary McGuinness bringing the Eucharist to homebound senior citizens Image courtesy of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada Archives. Chemistry class, St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, London, between 1926-1933, Sr. Ruth Fleckser is the instructor. Image courtesy of Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Archives. Lady Isle School, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c.1990 – Sister Ann Francis Hammersley, SP, introduces her first graders into the joy of reading stories they wrote. Image Courtesy of the Archives of the North American Province of the Cenacle. Left to right, Sisters Aida Robles and Mary Donovan build a snowman. Boston, 1963. Image courtesy of the Institute Archives of the Sisters of St. Louis in Dublin, Ireland. Benedicta Boakye-Yiadom, SSL, Teaching machine embroidery in the Women’s Empowerment Program, Dawhan, Ethiopia. Image courtesy of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, Aston, Pennsylvania. St. Anne’s Children’s Home, Spokane, WA. Staffed by our sisters from 1943 to 1983, St. Anne’s Children’s Home cared for infants and unwed mothers until needs changed in the early 1970s when it became a 24-hour group care facility for handicapped children, a provider of respite care for their families, and a receiving home for newborn infants awaiting adoption. Image courtesy of Province Archives Province of Our Lady of Consolation Conventual Franciscan Friars. “Marco Tasca, Dennis Moses” Father Marco Tasca, OFM Conv, at that time the Minister General for the 5,000 world wide Conventual Franciscans, visits the archives of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation, headquartered outside of Louisville, KY in southern Indiana. Bro. Dennis Moses, OFM Conv. shows him a gold-leaf, hand printed psalter from the 1400’s. Fr. Marco was there in 2018 to conduct the chapter for the Province.