Mother Joseph's Memorial Card, 1902

The beautiful verses of Scripture chosen for Mother Joseph's memorial card represent well her particular contributions to the sisters' ministries in the west: her buildings--especially the chapels she designed and decorated--and her love of the poor and orphans. The third verse, originally praising Moses, calls to mind her leadership and lasting legacy to the community.

(Note: The first verse is now numbered Psalm 26:8, rather than 25; the third verse is from Ecclesiasticus, also called the Book of Sirach.)

(13) Personal Papers of Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart:
Biography, Death, 1902: Obituary and Memorial Cards
Providence Archives, Seattle, WA