Irish Sisters of Charity

A congregation founded in Dublin, 1815, by Mother Mary Augustine Aikenhead, for the care of the poor and the sick in their own homes and the direction of charitable institutions. The rule followed is that of Saint Ignatius. The congregation has about 60 houses, including hospitals, asylums, rescue homes, homes for the unemployed, orphanages, primary and industrial schools and other institutions in Ireland, Australia, and England. The mother-house is at Dublin; the total number of religious exceeds 500, there being 418 in Australia alone.

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