Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Booterstown, Co Dublin

St. Anne’s, Booterstown in the South Dublin suburbs, opened in 1838 was Catherine McAuley’s 7th foundation. A committee of wealthy gentlemen, set up to help the poor of the are invited Catherine to take over this work, especially as a typhus epidemic had left several orphans in need of care. Land and money were donated by the Hon. Sidney Herbert for the building of a convent and school. Invalid Sisters from Baggot Street also convalesced in Booterstown. Catherine herself often stayed there and novices were brought there for outings, availing of the new steam train.

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