Sisters of Charity
County : Santa Fe
Category : Science/Religion
The first Sisters of Charity arrived in New Mexico Territory in 1865 from Cincinnati at
the request of Bishop Lamy with the mission of serving all people regardless of race,
religion or ability to pay. Hundreds of sisters followed. They established some of the
most significant institutions of the state including St. Vincent Hospital & Orphanage and
St. Elizabeth Shelter for the Homeless in Santa Fe.