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  • Dec 12, 1831

    Foundation Day; Profession of Catherine McAuley, Mary Ann Doyle and Elizabeth Harley

  • Dec 12, 1839

    First public clothing ceremony in Bermondsey - Lady Barbara Eyre one of the entrants.

  • Dec 12, 1867

    Foundation to Trim from Tullamore - M Alphonsus Kavanagh

  • Dec 12, 1890

    Foundation to Kingston, West Indies from Bermondsey, England - M Winifred Furlong

  • Dec 12, 1900

    Aotearoa New Zealand's first Mater Misericordiae Hospital is opened in Epsom, Auckland - M Ignatius Prendergast.

  • Dec 12, 1980

    Opening of Novitiate in Americas from Brooklyn, New York

  • Dec 12, 2005

    The four Congregations of Aotearoa New Zealand unite to become a single Congregation – Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand.

  • Dec 12, 2011

    Establishment and first day of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea

  • Dec 13, 1979

    Reception of first Honduran Sisters, San Pedro - Sula, Honduras