Nov. 11 is the anniversary of the arrival of the first Sisters of Charity in Leavenworth, Kansas, USA.
“When Mother Xavier and her five associates accepted the offer of Bishop Miles, to give them charge of his orphanage, hospital, and schools, they little dreamed what the future had in store for them. But when that future had opened before them, and presented the necessity of seeking a home in a distant land, they accepted the inevitable with willing hearts, and, knowing that God’s ways are not the ways of men, they submitted all to His guidance. And, in the light of later events, there can be no doubt that the force which removed them from Tennessee was an instrument of Divine Providence.”
History of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas, Sister Mary Buckner, SCL. Kansas City, Mo.: Hudson-Kimberly Publishing Co., 1898.
On their website, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth have posted an illustrated timeline of their history. Click on the image below to see the timeline, along with some links to more complete histories of the SCL Community.