What are Archives and why do the Holy Union Sisters keep them?

Our archives are the annals of our Congregation.  They include the letters of our Founder, our early Sisters, and our Superiors General.  Also recorded are the Acts of Chapters and Collegial Assemblies, registers of professions, personal papers of some individual sisters, our Constitutions, and much more.

The Congregation Archives are housed in our Generalate in Rome.  Additionally, each Mission Area keeps its own Archives which are located within the Area.  Pope John Paul II described archives as places of memory of the Christian community and storehouses of culture for the new evangelisation

We have a duty to guard and increase these records so as to pass them on to generations to come. 

This section of our website does not attempt to publish all of our Archives.  Rather, we plan to post parts of the sacred story of Holy Union's journey in history.  Please visit often as the stories will be changed and updated.

Lord, let us remember that

the trailblazers of yesterday
Are our traditions today
Boxed and labelled and catalogued
They leap from our shelves
Our forebears who fashioned
new stories to tell.

Their spirit escapes in new
patterns, new plans
Our web site of findings that
links and expands
To whatever the future is
waiting to give.

Lord, let your Spirit spur us
To tell the pulse of our work
In our quest for the best.

Amen.
Written for ACWR by Sister Anne Courtney
Sisters of Charity of New York, August 1997

From Holy Union Writings and Archives

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    MOTHER ELEONOR LEBRUN, SECOND SUPERIOR GENERAL (Isabelle Lebrun) January ...

 
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