Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Traveling Museum Exhibit Starring Catholic Sisters to Be Discussed on This is the Day
On Friday, August 28th, “Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America” a traveling museum exhibit, will be discussed on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”. The exhibit, which will be shown in the Smithsonian and across the nation, highlights little known facts about American sisters and their history in the U.S. These include the story of how since 1980, at least nine American sisters have been martyred while working overseas. Few people are aware that more than 110 U.S. colleges and universities were founded by Catholic sisters. Sr. Helen Garvey, BVM will discuss the exhibit on the set of “This is the Day”.
The Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America (Women in Spirit) exhibit opened in Spring 2009 at Cincinnati Museum Center and will travel nationwide for a 3-year tour with stops at Ellis Island and the Smithsonian.
"Women & Spirit" showcases numerous artifacts which have never before been on public display. Items assembled from over 400 communities include a handwritten letter from Thomas Jefferson, a cradle from the NY foundlings, and a replica of the first incubator along with traveling trunks, journals of immigration experiences, pioneering healthcare devices, diaries, samplers, musical instruments, student work, and ephemera associated with a number of saints. A total of 70 objects will be displayed at each venue.
Sister Helen may be seen on Friday, August 28th live at 10:30AM (EST) on CatholicTV where available (rebroadcast at 8PM). The show will also be streamed simultaneously at www.CatholicTV.com and will be available on the site’s archives starting Friday night. All videos at the website are viewable in full-screen. Paste this URL into your browser in order to access the “This is the Day” video archives. http://www.CatholicTV.org/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72. The show will be available as a free download from iTunes.