April 23 is an Admitted Student Day at the University of Notre Dame. Admitted students and their families come to campus to take tours, attend classes and eat in the dining hall before starting school in the fall. 62 more words
My friends and I travelled to Venice post Morocco. They were spending less than 24 hours in the city, whilst I had 2 days to explore the canals, ice cream stores, museums, Basilica’s and alleys of Venice. 356 more words
I was absolutely blown away by this cathedral. The artistry that went into designing this building is fascinating, down to every little detail. The way Gaudí played with light throughout the interior is beautiful. 17 more words
This is the Stone House, where Mother Seton, her children, and companions first lived when they moved to Emmitsburg to start a school. The home was constructed in 1750 and is also known as the Fleming farmhouse. The size of home today is almost double what Mother Seton and her companions lived in. When they first arrived, the home only consisted of 4 rooms and there were 16 people living in them, and they managed to have space for a temporary chapel in the same building.
This was the only photo I managed to take of this home. This house was constructed in 1810 after Archbishop John Carroll of Baltimore visited Mother Seton and saw the condition of the Stone House they were living in. He did not like the conditions of the Stone House and directed that a new home be built for the group. This building is also known as St. Joseph’s House and would have been the original location for the academy.
The cemetery contains the graves of Sisters and Daughters of Charity, along with priests.
This little chapel was constructed after Mother Seton passed away in 1821. Her son, William, financed the construction. Mother Seton’s remains were here from 1846 until the 1960’s when they were moved to the basilica after her beatification.
This is the original gravestone for Mother Seton, the stones in front of her are for her family members that traveled to Emmitsburg with her.