Issued in 2000
IS: 11-5/8 x 13-3/4 ins. PS: 13-5/8 x 15-3/4 ins.
Edition: 1,000 and 25 artist's proofs
The Academy commemorates the 125th anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy of Cedar Rapids, lowa. St. Joseph Academy was a boarding school for young women and a day school where the sisters taught both boys and girls. The sisters arrived in 1875 while the academy was still under construction. This was the first catholic school in the city and served as a motherhouse, novitiate and school for the next 30 years.