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Sisters of Mercy

1. The Sisters of Mercy are an international community of Roman Catholic women vowed to serve people who suffer poverty, sickness, and ignorance, with a special concern for women and children.
-- Founded in 1831 in Dublin, Ireland by Catherine McAuley:
Catherine McAuley Portrait
Catherine McAuley established the first House of Mercy in Ireland in 1827 to serve the needs of homeless and abused women and children from Dublin's slums. In 1831, Catherine founded the Sisters of Mercy as a new congregation of religious women in Dublin. The first United States mission was opened in 1843 in Pittsburgh by Frances Warde .

2. A GOTHIC musical performance group.
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