Saturday 13 June 1840
Mary Bourke, postulant died, GalwaySUBMIT A MERCY FACT
Bishop Jean Baptiste Pompallier hands over 18 acres of his Ponsonby, Auckland property to the Sisters of Mercy to build St Mary's Convent.
Sr Bernard Dickson and founding party arrived in Wellington, New Zealand.
Foundation to Wellington from Auckland - M Bernard Dickson
M Clare Moore returned from Bermondsey foundation, MC Agnew in charge
Opening of new Rehabilitation Centre, Athy, Co Kildare - M Consilio Fitzgerald
Ministry began in workhouse, Mullingar, Co Westmeath - M Raphael O’Reilly
Death in Warrnambool of M Philomena Maguire, Foundress from Baggot St/Belfast
Boarding/day school opened, East Providence, Rhode Island - M Juliana Purcell
Death of Jessie McAuley, wife of Willie, Catherine's nephew, Colac, Victoria
Death of M Joseph Nugent, professed Newfoundland 1843Read More
Sisters began ministry in workhouse, Birr
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 Nenagh from Birr - M Anastasia Beckett
Foundation to Rosslare from Wexford - M Agnes Maguire
Catherine leased property on the corner of Baggot St and Herbert St, Dublin
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 Midhurst from Brighton
Foundation to Cooktown, Queensland from Dungarvan - M de Sales Meagher