A long-forgotten notarial record dating back to the 1970s-1980s recently came into the possession of the archivist of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill in Greensburg.
Archivist Casey Bowser contacted PAN to ask what should be done with the record of Sister M. Ellenita O’Connor, S.C., who served as a notary and treasurer of the Sisters of Charity congregation in Westmoreland County from 1979-1989.
“Sister Ellenita has been retired and living at Caritas Christi, the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, for some time,” said Casey. “Recently, the Sister Servant and Administrator of Caritas Christi began helping Sister Ellenita clean out her room. In addition to priceless family films from the 1920s, her notarial record was sent to our archives.”
According to Casey, the archives hold all the records of the congregation, including information relating to the sisters’ lives and missions.
After speaking to a member of PAN’s Communications Department, Sister Ellenita’s notarial record was sent to the Westmoreland County Recorder of Deeds office.