Nun exhibit that was at Maltz Museum comes to Magnificat | Schools
“Progress & Promise: Sisters Serving Northeast Ohio” is a look at the heritage, collaboration and current ministries of women religious who serve our communities. Magnificat is hosting the exhibit and invites the public to an open house on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Using images, stories and a historical timeline, “Progress & Promise” gives visitors a compiled look at the impact of the Catholic sisters of this region since their arrival on the shores of Lake Erie in 1850.
They assessed the needs of fellow immigrants and quickly took action, building schools, hospitals, orphanages and homes for the elderly.
Sister-founded institutions continue to thrive in Northeast Ohio, growing and changing to serve today’s needs.
"Sisters Serving Northeast Ohio" was unveiled at The Maltz Jewish Heritage Museum in Beachwood in 2010 as part of "Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America"--a national touring exhibit sponsored by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in association with the Cincinnati Museum Center.
"Women & Spirit" reveals the mystery behind a small group of dedicated, courageous and innovative women of faith who helped shape the nation's social and cultural landscape.
"Progress & Promise: Sisters Serving Northeast Ohio" is the local, Northeast Ohio portion of "Women & Spirit." It has been adapted as a traveling exhibit intended to build on the positive energy, reflections, and dialogue generated by "Women & Spirit."