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McAuley House

Who was Catherine McAuley?
  •  Irish Catholic girl born 1778
  •  Inherited a great fortune at 35 years of age
  •  She wanted to do work amongst the poor
  •  1824 planned a centre for the charitable & a home for working mothers
  •  1827 opened her House of Mercy, a school & home for working mothers
  •  An orphanage was formed and later developed her work into a charity
  •  1831 she took the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience
  •  The order grew and she established another house in London
  •  Died in 1841. The Sisters of Mercy went on be the largest order ever founded in an English speaking country


House and Vice Captain

House Captain

Thomas Jones

House Captain

Vice Captain

Sophia Pollitt-Walmsley

Vice Captain

House Points

last updated 26/06/2017

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