Health Foundation Honors Mother Catherine

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

May 5, 2023

From CHI Saint Joseph Health
An important legacy in Kentucky was preserved in 2015 when a statue was erected of Mother Catherine Spalding, the first woman honored in a public venue in the history of the Commonwealth. In recognition of her life’s work and contributions that led to the founding of Saint Joseph Hospital, another statue graces the entrance of the hospital to honor her legacy and that of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
A new planned giving society established by CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations will honor Mother Catherine Spalding in another way, allowing members of the society to make forever gifts to support the mission of CHI Saint Joseph Health.

“As the foundress of CHI Saint Joseph Health, Mother Catherine Spalding is most deserving of this important recognition. At the mere age of 19, she rose to lead an order of religious women, whose legacy of service continues today with more than 600 members worldwide.

Mother Catherine’s legacy is today our legacy, and this society will provide forever gifts to continue her vision of providing compassionate, dedicated and innovative care.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth opened Saint Joseph Hospital in 1877 with a mission to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved — a mission still carried out today. In 1951, the Sisters also opened Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.”

1 Comment

  1. Eugenie Coakley scna

    The creation of the Mother Catherine Legacy fund is very significant – especially with its emphasis on funding integrative care. The Barnes are truly an inspiration.


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