Sr Frances Xavier Warde

Sr Frances Xavier Warde

Birth
Ireland
Death 17 Sep 1884 (aged 73–74)
Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 10695421 · View Source
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In 1843, Mother Frances Warde, RSM, left Ireland with six other sisters to establish the first of many American Mercy foundations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1846, Bishop William Quarter, of Chicago asked Warde to establish a school for Catholic girls and women. Three weeks after arriving in Chicago, they opened the Saint Francis Xavier Female Academy, today’s Saint Xavier University. Fighting anti-Catholic prejudice, and sometimes travelling by Conestoga wagon, Frances Warde had established the Sisters of Mercy in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Vermont, Maine, New Jersey, and Illinois. Sister Patricia Waldron, RSM came to the Manchester, New Hampshire foundation in 1860 as Mistress of Novices. She had been professed a sister only five years. In 1861, Mother Frances selected Patricia Waldron to establish a new foundation of the Sisters of Mercy in Philadelphia. They continued their ministry to the immigrant poor, establishing hospitals and founding schools. Mother Warde believed that "to instruct is an easy matter; but to educate requires ingenuity, energy, and perseverance without limit."


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  • Created by: rjschatz
  • Added: 28 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10695421
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sr Frances Xavier Warde (1810–17 Sep 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10695421, citing Saint Xavier Cemetery, Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by rjschatz (contributor 46560566) .