The Sisters of Mercy
The Venerable Catherine McAuley was born in Dublin, Ireland, on September 29, 1778 and died in 1841. Catherine spent her early adult years nursing family members. On September 24, 1827 she purchased a house in Dublin to provide a place of homeless girls so that they could be educated. As time continued Catherine realised that her work for the poor could only be continued if she started a religious order. On December 12, 1831 the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy was born.
The Mercy Sisters’ values live on today when we show:
September 24 is the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy.
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The Rosminian Order
Blessed Antonio Rosmini was a great Italian philosopher and theologian, and founder of the Institute of Charity (Rosminians). Rosmini was born March 24, 1797, and died July 1, 1855. He was ordained a priest in 1821. Rosmini founded the Institute of Charity in 1828 at Monte Calvario near Domodossola, Italy.
Antonio Rosmini was committed to the education of young people. He believed that education:
July 1 is the anniversiary of the death of Antonio Rosmini
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