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THE CHILDREN'S HOME, FORMERLY ST. ALOYSIUS ACADEMY, LORETTO, PA.
CONDUCTED BY SISTERS OF MERCY.
A SKETCH OF THE ORDER OF MERCY IN LORETTO.
CONTRIBUTED BY A SISTER OF MERCY
More than a golden cycle of years has woven its myriad changes into the world's history since first the black-robed figure of the Sister of Mercy appeared in “Our Lady's Village” on the mountain-top. When the sainted prince-priest saw the result of his heroic self-sacrifice, --thousands of sturdy, upright Christians living brave and earnest lives of faith and industry, --transforming the well-nigh inaccessible mountain wilderness into a dwelling-place of peace and pleasure, --then it was his zealous heart longed for religious to instruct the little ones of his flock; and so perpetuate his work. But the iron horse and the more potent electric power had not as yet almost annihilated space. Methods of travel and communication with friends at a distance were matters of primitive simplicity and slowness. This and