Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sentimental Sunday: Window from the old Providence Hospital Building

The hospital formerly known as Providence Hospital is now known as the South Campus of Firelands Regional Medical Center. Providence Hospital was begun by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, and later was operated by the Sisters of St. Francis.

A window which remains today features this inscription:

"He hath borne our iniquities and carried our sorrows."

Though barely legible from a distance, if you click on the image you can read it a little better. This passage from Isaiah still provides comfort to people of faith who visit the South Campus. Many individuals who resided in the Sandusky area spent their last hours at this medical facility in years past.

To read an early history of Providence Hospital, see page 286 of Hewson L. Peeke's book A STANDARD HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, which is available fulltext at Google Books.

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