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  • Sep 04, 2000

    150 years of Sisters of Mercy service in ANZ is celebrated. Celebrations attended by guests from throughout the Mercy world include gifting of a Sacred Space & bronze sculpture to Auckland.

  • Sep 05, 1878

    Pioneer newspaper in Big Rapids, Michigan announced that a Catholic academy was being built in town; Michigan administration moved here from Grand Rapids.

  • Sep 06, 1875

    Opening of St Joseph Academy, Cedar Rapids

  • Sep 07, 1956

    Two Filipina women began novitiate, St Maries of the Isle, Cork

  • Sep 08, 1830

    Catherine McAuley, Mary Anne Doyle and Elizabeth Harley began novitiate at Georges Hill Presentation Convent

  • Sep 08, 1864

    Foundation to Castletownbere, Co Cork from Killarney

  • Sep 08, 1875

    Foundation to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania for Pittsburgh - M Regina Cosgrave

  • Sep 08, 1990

    Star of the Sea, Seatoun, Wellington opens as a House of Prayer - Sisters Mary Rae and Philippa Dowling

  • Sep 08, 2015

    Sisters of Mercy came to Kansas City, MIssouri, USA in 1887, and came to St. James's Parish in 1904