Sisters of Charity


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Cultural formation Bessie Rayner Parkes
She had become seriously interested in Secularism in 1857. Now, after attending the Congress for the Advancement of Social Science in Dublin in 1861, she became interested in the work of the Irish Sisters of Mercy
Occupation Maria Theresa Longworth
Two years after their initial meeting, MTL travelled to Constantinople in order to nurse wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. Though she donned the uniform of the French Sisters of Charity , she did not...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Bessie Rayner Parkes
This work features two founders of religious Orders in IrelandMary Aikenhead of the Sisters of Charity and Catherine McAuley of the Mercy Sisters —as well as Elizabeth Ann Seton of the USA.
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The Irish Presentation Order of nuns was founded in Dublin, to educate the poor, by Honora ('Nano') Nagle (who came from Catholic gentry stock in County Cork, and had independent wealth); they opened their...
Catherine McAuley created the Order of the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland to care for the sick.
After March 1854
The Irish sisterhoods were asked to serve as nurses in the Crimean War; the Sisters of Mercy agreed but the Sisters of Charity declined.
The Anglican Sisters of Charity was founded in Knowle, Somerset.