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  • May 07, 1872

    Foundation to Middletown, Connecticut from Ennis - M Agnes Healy

  • May 07, 1894

    Foundation to Rosscarbery from Skibbereen, Co Cork - M de Sales Dooner

  • May 07, 1904

    Convent at Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire founded from Hull.

  • May 08, 1848

    Foundation to Loretto, Pennsylvania from Pittsburgh - M Catherine Wynne

  • May 08, 1862

    Building of St Mary's Convent Ponsonby, Motherhouse of the Sisters of Mercy Auckland is completed. Sisters still live and minister on the site.

  • May 08, 1883

    Sisters from Tralee began work in Fever Hospital, Listowel, Co Kerry

  • May 08, 2003

    Death of Sr Mairead Burke of Muhoroni Mission, Kenya from malaria.

  • May 09, 1839

    Death at Baggot St of first non-Irish Sister - M Gertrude Jones from Wales

  • May 10, 1861

    Final profession of first Irish Sisters