Friday 17 June 1881
Sisters began ministry in workhouse, BirrSUBMIT A MERCY FACT
Death of Jessie McAuley, wife of Willie, Catherine's nephew, Colac, Victoria
Death of M Joseph Nugent, professed Newfoundland 1843
Foundation to Cheadle, Staffordshire, England from Carlow.
Death of M Alacoque Ryan, Foundress of Mansfield - Lilydale, Victoria
Foundation to Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary from Birr - M de Pazzi Fitzgerald
Foundation to Rosslare from Wexford - M Agnes Maguire
Catherine leased property on the corner of Baggot St and Herbert St, Dublin
Foundation to Nenagh from Birr - M Anastasia Beckett
Evacuation of school children from Cordier Hill, Guernsey, Channel Islands during WWII.
Foundation to Downpatrick from Belfast - M Aloysius Brady
Death of M Clare Dunphy, Foundress of Parramatta, from Callan
Foundation to Leeds from Bermondsey - Sr Benedict Joseph Meyer.
Wellington experienced a major earthquake. The brick Convent at Brougham Street was severely damaged. None of the Sisters were harmed.
Foundation to St John Baptist, Tralee from Killarney - M Elizabeth O'Riordan
Foundation to Midhurst from Brighton
Foundation to Cooktown, Queensland from Dungarvan - M de Sales Meagher
Foundation to Chimbote, Peru from Pittsburgh
Foundation to Oldham, Lancashire from Barnsley, Yorkshire - Sr Angela Borini and four Sisters.
Motor Mission begun by Brisbane Sisters - M Dolores Lyne
Death of M Philomena Dwyer, diarist of foundation to Auckland
Foundation to Newry, Co Down from Kinsale - M Catherine O'Connor
Final profession of first Maori Sister, Elizabeth Ihaka
Foundation to St Louis from New York - M Magdalen de Pazzi Bentley
Aldeburgh Convent, Suffolk founded from Abingdon, Berkshire, England - Sr Francis Boulger.