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Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sisters of Mercy

 
 
Sisters Of Mercy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Sisters Of Mercy Marker
Inscription. Frances Warde and six companions from Carlow, Ireland, opened the first Mercy convent in the U.S. here. Founding date was December 21, 1843, and at once the sisters began to serve the city's poor, sick, and uneducated. From here, Mercy convents spread across the U.S.
 
Erected 1993 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.607′ N, 79° 59.948′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Penn Avenue and 8th Street, on the right when traveling east on Penn Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Lafayette (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Benedum Center (about 300 feet away); The Pittsburgh Agreement (about 400 feet away); The Granite Building (about 500 feet away); The Duquesne Club (about 600 feet away); Trinity Church Burying Ground (about 700 feet away); Jane Grey Swisshelm Childhood Home (about 700 feet away); Seventh Street Bridge (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Sisters Of Mercy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Sisters Of Mercy Marker
. (Submitted on March 15, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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Sister Mary Francis Xavier Warde image. Click for full size.
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3. Sister Mary Francis Xavier Warde
Sister Mary Frances Warde was the first Sister of Mercy to arrive in the United States in 1843. She established the first community of the Sisters of Mercy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and since then the congregation spread throughout the North, South and Central Americas. Courtesy of the Archives, Sisters of Mercy, Pittsburgh.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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