Thursday 16 July 1959
12 Sisters from Brooklyn arrive in Panama to begin their workSUBMIT A MERCY FACT
Catherine McAuley declared Venerable by Pope John Paul 11
Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Dunedin changes its name to Mercy Hospital.
First orphanage established, St Patrick's, Auckland
Opening of St Anne's Mercy Hospital, Mt Lawley, Western Australia
Foundation to Carlow from Baggot St - Catherine McAuley
Foundation to Longford from Baggot St - M Bernard Maguire
Mary Ann Doyle offered her services as a helper at Baggot St
Opening of House of Mercy for Maori women, Auckland
M de Sales (Lady Barbara) Eyre died, London
Foundation to New York from Baggot St - M Agnes O'Connor
Convent opened in Finley, New South Wales from Albury - M Catherine Dwyer
Foundation made to Yeadon, Leeds from Hunslet, Leeds - Sr Madeleine Searson.
Death of M Joseph Callen, Foundress of Broken Hill, New South Wales
Foundation to Moyderwell from St John's, Balloonagh, Tralee
Foundation to Grass Valley, California - M Evangelista Kidgell
Death of Mother Evangelist Costello of Guernsey, Channel Islands in Alnwick, Northumberland.
Death of Mother Camillus Dempsey, foundress of Whitstable Convent, Kent from Bermondsey.
Opening of Benevolent Institution for Aboriginal Children, Perth, Western Australia
Opening of first Mercy school, Auckland
Mercy Secretarial High School opened, Albany - M Renee Hosey
St Mary's Hospital, San Francisco destroyed in earthquake and fire
House opened in Mornington, Victoria from Fitzroy - M Bernard Whyte
Foundation to Kinsale from Limerick - M Francis Bridgeman
St Patrick's Cathedral Secondary School Aotearoa New Zealand was opened and blessed.