Saint Xavier University
Saint Xavier University is a co-educational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846. It is the first Mercy institution of higher learning in the United States and Chicago's oldest Catholic University still in operation.
Backstory and Context
2 Our Spirit, Our Story…. Sisters of Mercy - Official Site. Accessed February 04, 2019. https://www.sistersofmercy.org/west-midwest/history/chicago/.
3 Snow, Daniel. Sister of Mercy and Religious Benevolence. Faith in the City: Chicago's Religious Diversity in the Era of the World's Fair. Accessed February 04, 2019. https://faith.galecia.com/essays/sisters-mercy-and-religious-benevolence.