- 1 When was the Sisters of Mercy founded?
- 2 What schools did the Mercy Sisters founded?
- 3 What did Ursula Frayne do?
- 4 What services were offered at the House of Mercy?
- 5 What do Mercy Sisters wear?
- 6 Why did Catherine McAuley help the poor?
- 7 What are the critical concerns of mercy?
- 8 Where did the Sisters of Mercy go?
- 9 What do the Presentation Sisters do today?
- 10 What is Mercy Week?
- 11 What are the values of the Sisters of Mercy?
- 12 Which four Irish religious teaching orders were running Catholic schools in Australia 1868?
When was the Sisters of Mercy founded?
The Venerable Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy in Dublin in 1831 to provide compassionate assistance to the poor.
What schools did the Mercy Sisters founded?
The Sisters of Mercy, led by Mother Ursula Frayne (Palmer, ‘Frayne’, ADB; Henningham, ‘Frayne’, AWR), aged only 29, and inspired by their founder, Catherine McAuley, arrived in Perth in 1846. They immediately established a primary school and the girls’ secondary school, Mercedes College.
What did Ursula Frayne do?
Ursula Frayne was a woman who crossed the world by sailing ship to support the struggling minority of her Celtic clan and discovered another race more severely dispossessed than her own in newly colonised Australia. She was an extraordinary woman, a pioneer educator, welfare reformer, advocate and policy maker.
What services were offered at the House of Mercy?
She intended the House to serve three purposes: to provide a live-in shelter for poor young women who were unemployed, or working as domestic servants in households where they were sometimes exposed to sexual abuse or harassment; to provide a free school for poor girls who had no other means of education; and to be a
What do Mercy Sisters wear?
This religious habit can be considered an ensemble of four parts: the dress, the veil, the headdress and the cincture with beads and crucifix. The dress is a black long-sleeved garment, pleated front and back on a fully-lined yoke.
Why did Catherine McAuley help the poor?
Catherine devoted her life and resources to bring an end to the chronic poverty that she saw around her, and to alleviate the suffering of those who had no access to education and who suffered ill health and homelessness. In 1827 Catherine McAuley opened a house to help the poor in Baggot Street, Dublin, Ireland.
What are the critical concerns of mercy?
MERCY CRITICAL CONCERNS The Sisters of Mercy have five critical concerns which they use to focus their social justice efforts. These include Anti-Racism, Earth, Immigration, Non-Violence, and Women.
Where did the Sisters of Mercy go?
Many women were attracted to join Catherine. At the time of her death in 1841, there were 14 Mercy foundations in Ireland and England. Within another 15 years, the congregation spread overseas to Newfoundland, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and South America.
What do the Presentation Sisters do today?
Today, Presentation Sisters in Victoria continue to work in education in diverse ways, and are active in parish and pastoral work, community development, chaplaincies, welfare and counselling, support of the sick and aged, adult and family education, spiritual direction, ecological justice and spirituality, and actions
What is Mercy Week?
On Sept. 24, 1827, in Dublin, Ireland, Catherine McAuley founded a home to shelter and educate young girls. Each September, we celebrate this heritage during Mercy Week to coincide with the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy.
What are the values of the Sisters of Mercy?
The university is committed to the Mercy core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.
Which four Irish religious teaching orders were running Catholic schools in Australia 1868?
It was largely staffed by nuns, brothers and priests of religious orders, such as the Christian Brothers (who had returned to Australia in 1868); the Sisters of Mercy (who had arrived in Perth in 1846); Marist Brothers, who came from France in 1872 and the Sisters of St Joseph, founded in Australia by Mary MacKillop