Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy Archives

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NL0025

Authorized form of name

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy Archives

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  • Congregation of Sisters of Mercy Archives and Heritage Centre

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  • Religious

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Jackie Walsh Primary contact

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Street address

Waterford Bridge Road

Locality

St. John's

Region

Newfoundland and Labrador

Country name

Canada

Postal code

A1C 5P5

Telephone

709-726-7320

Fax

709-726-4414

Email

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PO Box 1757

Description area

History

The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy was founded in Dublin, Ireland by Catherine McAuley on December 12, 1831. At the request of Bishop M.A. Fleming, three sisters made a foundation in St. John's on June 3, 1842 to open schools as well as visit the sick and the poor in their homes. Their first school opened at Mercy Convent, Military Road on May 1, 1843. From this nucleus, other convents were opened throughout the province.

Through the years the Sisters of Mercy were engaged primarily in the teaching and nursing professions. In recent years their main focus has been in Pastoral Ministries in various localities in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in Peru.

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The Archives and Heritage Centre collects all materials dealing with the history of the Congregation and of those members who have made significant contributions to society in their particular milieu. These materials include: Annals of each Mercy convent in the province and in Peru; books, periodicals, manuscripts; Sisters' theses and articles written by and/or about the Sisters of Mercy; account books from the convents; photographs and artifacts.

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Status

Draft

Level of detail

Minimal

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created - April 9, 2013

Language(s)

  • English

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Sources

2001 ANLA Members Institutions Directory

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Waterford Bridge Road
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
CA A1C 5P5