Collections (rough draft)

The Catholic Religious Archives Repository currently holds institutional records, photographs, and other media, artifacts, and ephemera from the following congregations.

Augustinians of the Assumption

Founded by Fr. Emmanuel d’Alzon on Christmas in 1850 France

Little Sisters of the Assumption

Founded by Antoinette Fage, under the direction of Father Etienne Pernet in 1865 Paris, France

Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa

Founded by Mother Mary Kevin Kearney on June 9th, 1952 in Dundalk, Ireland

Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union Central Province

Originally founded by St. Angela Merici on November 25th, 1535 in Brescia, Italy. The Sisters expanded into North America, settling in Quebec in 1639 and New Orleans in 1727.

Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Frankfort, Illinois

Founded by Fr. Wilhem Berger in 1876 in Germany. In 1876, the congregation moved to Avilla, Indiana, where it was led by Mother Anastasia.

Sisters of Saint Francis of the Neumann Communities

A unification of four congregations that were originally founded in 1855 by Sr. Mary Francis Bachmann, Sr. Mary Margaret Boll, and Sr. Bernardine Dorn under the direction of Saint John Neumann in Philadelphia, PA. The Communities came together in 2004 in New York State.

Holy Name Federation of Poor Clares

Established in 1959 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Mother Virgilus was the first Federal Abbess.

Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception

The Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception were founded by Mother Mary Ignatius of Jesus in 1873 in Belle Prairie, MN.

Sisters of St. Chretienne

Founded on April 20, 1807 by Madame De Méjanès in Metz, France