How The Nuns of New York Tamed The Gangs of New York | Irish Central

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Elizabeth-Boyle-StIn 1817, Mother Elizabeth Seton, America’s first Saint, sent three Sisters to her native New York to begin the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, located near Saint Patrick’s [Old] Cathedral on Prince and Mott Streets.

“…The situation grew increasingly dire, and by 1846 the sisters made the difficult decision to break from their order in Maryland and start a new congregation so they could concentrate their efforts on this desperate local population.

In choosing to break with their order these women had everything to lose and nothing to gain, but they knew how much was at stake.”

In “How The Nuns of New York Tamed The Gangs of New York,” Turlough McConnell weaves the riveting story of The Sisters of Charity of New York.

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