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Nuns celebrate 200 years of helping others

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are celebrating 200 years of helping others.

The order was founded in Bardstown while the War of 1812 raged on and James Madison served as president. A lot has changed over the years, but Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are still serving the poor and helpless.

A recent Mass at Louisville's Cathedral of the Assumption focused on the order's work both in the U.S. and overseas.

The Rev. William Medley, Roman Catholic bishop of Owensboro says that the order was made up of "pioneer women" who have had a worldwide impact on health care and education.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says the Sisters "have been leaders in setting the tone for charity and compassion."

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