Nano Nagle; Honoria Nagle

[Nano Nagle] Foundress of the Presentation Order, born Ballygriffin, Ireland, 1728; died Cork, Ireland, 26 April 1784. She was educated in Ireland, and later in France where she entered a convent. Returning to Ireland, she went to Cork and fought against the ignorance and vice prevalent there. Later she established schools for boys and girls, and an asylum for aged and infirm women. To perpetuate her work she erected a convent, and a community of Ursulines came to Cork, 1771. As the Ursuline Rule did not permit entire consecration to the visitation of the sick and the education of poor children, she founded the Presentation Order, 1775.

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