Oblate Sisters of Providence photographs and certificates
Scope and Contents
This collection includes photographs of Charleston bishops, some with inscriptions, and certificates of papal benedictions and plenary indulgences from Rome, dedicated to the Oblate Sisters of Providence.
- Created: 1918-1950
- Other: Date acquired: 01/03/2000
- Oblate Sisters of Providence (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Diocese of Charleston makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives. In providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, the Diocese of Charleston does not assume any responsibility for determining the nature of any rights, ownership or interest therein; nor for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use; nor for determining the nature of any liabilities (for defamation and invasion of privacy) that may arise from any publication or use. This rests entirely with the researcher.
Biographical or Historical Information
The Oblate Sisters of Providence, a Roman Catholic community of African American women, arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1917 at the request of Bishop William Russell. They were appointed to serve the black Catholic community at St. Peter Catholic Church along with the Holy Ghost Fathers. In 1967, St. Peter was closed and the community was moved to St. Patrick Catholic Church. A new convent, St. Katherine’s, was established at the former St. Peter site on Wentworth Street. The Oblate Sisters lived at St. Katherine’s Convent for 31 years. Due to a decline in numbers, the Oblate Sisters left South Carolina in 1999.
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Bishops of Charleston photographs and certificates of plenary indulgence dedicated to the Oblate Sisters of Providence.
These images belonged to the Oblate Sisters of Providence and were removed from St. Katherine's Convent on Society Street in Charleston, South Carolina.
Source of Acquisition
Received from Bishop Robert Baker in January 2000.
Method of Acquisition
Processed by Melissa Bronheim, October 2012.
- Benedict XV, Pope, 1854-1922
- Bishops -- South Carolina -- Charleston Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Bishops -- South Carolina -- Pictorial works Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Certificates Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Hallinan, Paul J.
- Indulgences (documents) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Pius XI, Pope, 1857-1939
- Reh, Francis F., Bishop of Saginaw, 1911-1994
- Russell, John J., Bishop of Richmond, 1897-1993
- Russell, William T. (William Thomas), 1863-1927
- Inventory of the Oblate Sisters of Providence photographs and certificates
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository
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Charleston SC 29401 US