Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sisters of Mercy
Arrival in Sacramento, October 2, 1857
This sculpture commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy caring for those in need to the greater Sacramento region. Mary Baptist Russell, California Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, is depicted here as a woman of vision, courage and compassion, blazing the trail for her companions and followers as they bring hope and healing to those is need.
The works of the Sisters of Mercy are based on the vision of their Irish Foundress, Catherine McAuley, who sought to connect the rich to the poor, the healthy to the sick, and the educated to the uninstructed.
Erected 2007 by The Mercy Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Women.
Location. 38° 34.616′ N, 121° 29.572′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker and Monument are located on the grounds of the State Capital Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10th and L Streets, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this markerSisters of Mercy (here, next to this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pinus Pinea (within shouting distance of this marker); California State Capitol Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); California State Capitol (about 300 feet away); Civil War Symbol Yields To Time (about 300 feet away); USS California Bell Memorial (about 400 feet away); Thomas Starr King (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Also see . . . History of the Sisters of Mercy in the Americas. Order Website entry (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,623 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.