Catherine McAuley

This section of the web site is an authoritative source of information about Catherine McAuley, the Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, and the early years of the Congregation.

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Explore the highlights of Catherine's life through a modified version of Mary Sullivan's chronology. The beginning Foundation Early Years Expansion Final Months


Catherine McAuley was born in Dublin, Ireland, in September, 1778 and went on to establish the Sisters of Mercy in December 1831.

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Catherine's Dublin

This tour of Dublin visits many landmarks of importance in the life of Catherine and the history of the Sisters of Mercy.

Catherine's Dublin: A walking tour of Dublin through the mind's eye of Catherine McAuley

Catherines Canonisation Cause

With Catherine McAuley's vision as our shared inheritance MIA is called at this time to promote the vision in ways that are creative, life-giving, appropriate to the times and sufficiently compelling to claim Catherine as a canonised saint.

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