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Painting of Sisters serving in the Civil War.

Available Publications
Books may be ordered by calling the Archives department at (513) 347-4058 and using this printable order form.

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This book contains first-hand accounts of the experiences of Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati who served as Civil War nurses. Within a month of the declaration of war, these women were called to provide nursing service for Union recruits assembling at Camp Dennison near Cincinnati. Through the course of the war Sisters served on both the eastern front in Ohio, Maryland and Virginia, and on the western front in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia. They nursed in army encampments, on battlefields, in tent hospitals and warehouses, as well as in their own hospital in Cincinnati where battlefield casualties were transported. Most notable among them is Sister Anthony O’Connell, known as the Angel of the Battlefield, who served most notably after the Battle of Shiloh. Buy the Book on EBay or Amazon.

"The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati in the Civil War: The Love of Christ Urges Us," a small book about the Sisters' work in the Civil War, is available to purchase. This 52-page publication, which includes transcriptions of first-person journals, has been created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the war. It chronicles the places SCs served on battlefields, in field and military hospitals, in army camps, and on floating hospitals throughout the duration of the four-year war. The book is available for $10 in the Gift Shop at the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Motherhouse.
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Women of Faith and Service: The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Judith Metz, S.C. (Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, 2009). 33 pgs. This booklet provides an overview of the history of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati from their founding in 1809 to the present. Price: $2.50. Buy the book on Ebay or Amazon.

Mine Eyes Have Seen is a 32-minute film documenting the Sisters’ service during the U.S. Civil War. Buy the DVD on Ebay.

American Saint, the Life of Elizabeth Seton is a new biography, recently released (March 4) by Thomas Dunn books. The critically acclaimed and bestselling author Joan Barthel tells the mesmerizing story of a woman whose life
featured wealth and poverty, passion and sorrow, love and loss. Maya Angelou has contributed the foreword. Copies are available through the Archives for $20.

A Retreat with Elizabeth Seton: Meeting Our Grace, Judith Metz, S.C. (Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, 2011). 97 pgs. This book provides reflections on seven aspects of St.
Elizabeth Seton’s spirituality. Each reflection is accompanied by suggested prayers and points for further consideration. Price: $10.00.
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Living the Charity Charism: 12 Essays exploring the Contemporary Implications of the Vincentian-Setonian Heritage, Vol 3. (Sisters of Charity Federation, 2012). 47 pgs. These essays, written by members of the Charity Connections Group of the Sisters of Charity Federation, explore topics such as advocacy, wholistic balance, charity, resurrection and wise women. Price: $3.75.

All Creation Sings: Praying the Psalms with
St. Elizabeth Seton
, Regina Bechtle, SC and
Margaret Egan, SC (Sisters of Charity of
New York, 2009). 64 pgs. You are invited
to experience the wonder of God’s creation,
the power of God’s Word, and the wisdom
of St. Elizabeth Seton. Let the images and
words of this book lead you into a place of
peacefulness and prayer. Price: $10.00.