Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Smithsonian Celebrates Women Religious

A sister of Charity at the New York Foundling Hospital, c. 1920.

An unusual exhibit, Women and Spirit, is on view at the Smithsonian Institution’s C. Dillon Ripley Center in Washington, D.C., through April 25. The exhibits brings together photographs, documents, and artifacts from hundreds of orders of women religious in the United States and shows their vital work through the history of the country. Here is a fascinating review of the exhibit in the Arlington Catholic Herald. From the Smithsonian, the exhibit will continue to tour the country.

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