1815: Founding of Sisters of Charity by Mary Aikenhead

"In 1815, Mary Aikenhead, with Alicia Walsh, after completing their novitiate, founded the Religious Sisters of Charity in Ireland. They were the first, so-called Walking Nuns who visited the sick in their homes and tried to alleviate the wide spread poverty. Mother Mary Aikenhead’s dependence on Divine Providence – “God will provide” – was the… Read More »1815: Founding of Sisters of Charity by Mary Aikenhead