Thursday 16 July 1959
12 Sisters from Brooklyn arrive in Panama to begin their workSUBMIT A MERCY FACT
Foundation to Broken Hill from Singleton - M Josephine Callen
Mission from Grafton to Torembi, Papua New Guinea
Foundation to Ballinrobe from Westport, Co Mayo - M Gertrude O'Brien.
Foundation to Portland Sq, Bristol from Bermondsey - Sr Francis Beauchamp.
Groundbreaking ceremony for new 75-bed south wing of St Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Foundation to Frinton, Essex from Chelsea, London - Sr Gerard Collins.
Opening of St Vincent's Home, Nudgee, Queensland - M Vincent Whitty
Establishment of Federation of Sisters of Mercy
M Aloysius Scott professed Baggot St (Foundress of Birr; died there 1844)
Margaret O'Brien, Sr M Agatha, second woman received in Americas
Re-opening of St Mary's Hospital, San Francisco after 1906 earthquake
Death of Sr Elizabeth Butler from Liverpool of typhoid in Balaclava Hospital, Crimea.
Colaiste Ide, Dingle, Co Kerry, staffed from Balloonagh Tralee
Foundation to Falls River, Massachusetts from Providence, Rhode Island - M Rose Brannigan
M Elizabeth Butler (Baggot St) died in the Crimea
Foundation to Buenos Aires, Argentina from Baggot St - M Evangelista Fitzpatrick
William McAuley, Catherine's nephew, married Jessie Tomkins, Colac
The Sister Mary Hanrahan Arts Faculty Building is opened at Villa Maria College, Christchurch. It is named for Mary Hanrahan rsm, Principal of the College for 20 years.
Sisters take charge of Illinois General Hospital
M Clare Augustine Moore professed at Baggot St
Yorkshire Street, Burnley closed and Stephenson Drive convent opened.
Establishment of Mercy Teachers College, Ascot Vale - M Patricia O'Neill
Original Pugin designed convent in Bermondsey destroyed by bomb.
Death of M Ignatius Croke, Foundress of Bathhurst, from Charleville