Thursday, March 13, 2008

Saint Xavier University participates in Chicago History Museum’s “Catholic Chicago”

Chicago (March 13, 2008) Saint Xavier University, the first Sisters of Mercy institution of higher learning in the country, will participate in the Chicago History Museum exhibit “Catholic Chicago.”

The exhibit opened Saturday, March 8 and will run through Jan. 4, 2009. It explores Chicago from the perspective of the Catholic community, examines how being Catholic in Chicago has transformed over time and how it has shaped the city’s urban landscape.

“Saint Xavier is proud to support and participate in this exploration of Chicago’s Catholic heritage,” said Saint Xavier University President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D. “For more than 160 years, the Sisters of Mercy continue their vital role in the development of this great city.”

As part of the display there are photos and video interviews with Saint Xavier University staff, including SXU Vice President for Mission and Heritage Sister Susan Sanders, R.S.M., Ph.D.

“I am very proud of the prominence and recognition the Sisters of Mercy and several of our sponsored institutions – Saint Xavier University and Mercy Hospital and Medical Center among them -- have received,” Sanders said. “I strongly encourage everyone to view this exhibit.”

To see video excerpts and photos of the “Catholic Chicago” exhibit, visit


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