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Roman Catholicism in Western Pennsylvania: Religious Orders

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Religious Orders & Congregations in Pittsburgh

 Nuns, Pittsburgh, 1964

Nuns, Pitttsburgh, 1964.

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Religious Orders & Congregations in Pittsburgh

On this page are listed materials on religious orders, congregations, and communities for men and women in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Materials in the "Spiritan Collection" and the "University Archives" must be used in the library.


Women Religious

Sisters in Healthcare, Sixteen Communities of Religious Sisters in Western Pennsylvania, 1847-1969


Benedictine Sisters

Crawford, Kerry A. In This Time of Grace: Memories, Hopes, and Dreams of the Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh on Their 125th Anniversary. Call number: BX4278 .P58 C73 1997x


Sisters of Mercy

History of the Sisters of Mercy in Pittsburgh, PA (video)

McHale, M. Jerome. On the Wing: The Story of the Pittsburgh Sisters of Mercy, 1843-1968. Call number: BX4483.5 .P59 M32


Sisters of St. Francis

Arenth, Mary A. As a Living Oak: Biography of Mother Baptista Etzel, Third Mother Superior of the Sisters of St. Francis, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Call number: BX4705 .E74 A7

Green, M. Zita. The First 50 Years: A History of the Sisters of St. Francis and Their Works in the Missions of Puerto Rico. Call number: BV2848 .P7 G73

Popp, Clarissa. History of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1868-1938. Call number: BX4364 .P5 P6


Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God

Gimper, Eileen Leindecker. A Celebration of the Franciscan Spirit: Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, 1922-2000. Call number: BX4486.78 .G5 2002x


Sisters of the Holy Ghost

Sisters of the Holy Ghost (Pittsburgh, Pa.) History of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Ghost, West View, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Call number: BX4603 .p6 S54x


Orders & Congregations for Men



Passionists in Pittsburgh, 1852-2002: Sesquicentennial: We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe: "The First Foundation," St. Paul of the Cross Monastery. Call number: BX3880 .P37 2002x



Roche, Thomas B. The Redemptorists in Pittsburgh, Pa. One Hundred Years, 1939-1939... Call number: BX4020 .Z5 P5 1939x



The Spiritans: A Research Guide