Knights of Columbus Museum: How the Nuns of New York Tamed the Gangs of New York
The Sisters of Charity of New York were founded by Elizabeth Ann Seton, who was canonized in 1975 as the first native-born American saint. The community was established in its foundress’s home state in 1817, where it staffed St. Patrick’s School, the first Catholic grammar school in the United States, affiliated with the original St. Patrick’s Cathedral in lower Manhattan. For 200 years, the Sisters of Charity have faced the challenges of the times in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, through varied ministries for those in need, especially the poor.
A traveling display celebrating the Sisters’ history and heritage, “How the Nuns of New York Tamed the Gangs of New York,” curated and produced by Turlough McConnell Communications, will be on view at the Knights of Columbus Museum Feb. 4 - April 2, 2017. A presentation on the community life and spirituality of its foundress, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, is planned for March 11, 2017.
Knights of Columbus Museum
1 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511