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Sister Bridget Sullivan photograph collection

Identifier: A-03-9023

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs of Bridget Sullivan at her high school graduation from Bishop England High School. It includes a photograph of the entire graduating class.


  • Created: 1956
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/11/2012


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

Bridget Sullivan, a religious sister, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1938 to William and Ethel Sullivan. She attended Sacred Heart Elementary School and Bishop England High School in Charleston. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. She also earned a Masters in Elementary Administration from The Citadel in Charleston, a Masters of Administration from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, and an associate degree in physical therapy. Sullivan entered the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy (O.L.M.) community in 1956. She professed her vows in 1959 and took her final vows in 1962. From 1984-1988, Sister Bridget served on the general council. She also held the position of general superior from 1988-1996 and 2004-2012. Sister Bridget served as principal for a number of schools throughout the Diocese of Charleston. In 1991, Bishop David Thompson appointed Sullivan as executive secretary of the Diocesan Synod, a position she held until 1995. She also served as secretary to the Presbyteral Council from 1990-2001, and was made assistant to the vicars general from 1991-1995.

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Photographs of Bridget Sullivan and classmates as Bishop England High School graduates.

Source of Acquisition

Received from Sister Bridget Sullivan, OLM in January 2012.

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Bronheim, October 2012.

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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US