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WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF CATHERINE MCAULEY (Complete the quiz by choosing the correct response to each question or statement. Employees with a score of 100% will be eligible for the drawing on Monday, April 29. Winner will receive a $50 gift card to James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant. )
With her inheritance, Catherine put into action her vision of helping poor women and children. When did Catherine McAuley open the House of Mercy on Baggot Street, an affluent area of Dublin, Ireland?
In Catherine’s time, religious sisters were typically cloistered in convents or monasteries separate from the rest of society. Catherine’s concern for the sick poor of Dublin led her and her sisters beyond the four walls of the House of Mercy into the streets and alleys of Dublin. As a result, the Sisters of Mercy were often called…
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Catherine McAuley was the first Sister of Mercy. When she died in 1841, leaving behind 100 Sisters and a dozen convents in Ireland and England. How many years did she live as a Sister of Mercy?
Even as she lay dying, Catherine McAuley was concerned for the welfare of her Sisters. She expressed her concern in these words:
"Love on another"
"May God bless you"
"Be sure to have a comfortable cup of tea"
In 1874, the Sisters of Mercy were asked to transform a dingy, mismanaged dispensary into a comfortable, clean medical institution on the corner of Saratoga and Calvert Streets. In 1904 this dispensary was named…