Sunday 19 October 1924
Foundation to Clonbur, Co Galway from Ballinrobe, Co Mayo
SUBMIT A MERCY FACT

September 29, 1778

Birth of Catherine Elizabeth McAuley, Stormanstown House, Dublin

April 26, 1783

Birth of Catherine's youngest brother, James William McAuley

July 20, 1783

Death of Catherine's father, James McAuley

October 21, 1798

Death of Catherine's mother, Elinor McAuley

April 26, 1813

Birth of Juliana Hardman, first Superior of St Mary's Convent, Handsworth.

June 08, 1815

Birth of Sr Angela Borini, Foundress of Nottingham, Barnsley and Oldham in Birmingham

October 03, 1819

Death of Mrs Catherine Callaghan of Coolock House, Dublin

January 27, 1822

In his will on this day, William Callaghan made Catherine McAuley sole residuary legatee to his estate and effects

August 09, 1822

Catherine's cousin, Anne Conway Byrn died leaving four children in Catherine's care

November 10, 1822

Death of William Callaghan, Catherine's benefactor

December 09, 1822

Birth of William McAuley - Catherine's youngest nephew (died in New South Wales, 1904)

June 20, 1824

Catherine leased property on the corner of Baggot St and Herbert St, Dublin

May 30, 1825

Fr Nugent, Catherine's friend and adviser, died of typhus; nursed by Catherine, buried at Kells.

April 11, 1827

Mary Ann Doyle offered her services as a helper at Baggot St

August 10, 1827

Catherine’s sister Mary died, leaving 5 children – for whom Catherine cared

September 24, 1827

House of Mercy opened, Baggot Street, Dublin

December 25, 1827

First mass in House of Mercy, Baggot St, Fr L'Estrange

May 14, 1828

Death of Fr Armstrong, Catherine's friend and adviser

September 18, 1828

Catherine sold Coolock House and estate to Henry Brooks

October 13, 1828

Georgiana Moore (later M Clare) joined the community at Baggot St as resident worker and governess

January 25, 1829

Death of William Macauley, Catherine's brother-in-law

June 04, 1829

Blessing of Baggot St chapel - Dr Blake preached

June 05, 1829

Fr L'Estrange said Mass in Chapel at Baggot St, served by Daniel O'Connell

May 23, 1830

Pope Gregory XVI granted special Indulgence to Catherine and her companions