Congregational Short Stories

Over the years Communities have produced their stories in a variety of formats, some of which are documented below. More information is available at archives@iolmercy.org.uk

Name of Story Author Date

Abingdon

“Children of Mercy – The Schools of Our Lady’s Convent, Abingdon.”

 

Penny Roker R.S.M.

 

2000

Alnwick

“History of Sisters of Mercy, Alnwick 1890 – 2001”

 

Sr. M. Raphael Maher

 

2001

Bermondsey

(a) “Sisters of Mercy 1839-1989” 150th. Anniversary Mass booklet.

 

 

(b) “My Song is of Mercy” Mass booklet 1958-83.

 

 

(c) “Harvest of Mercy” Bi-centenary of Catherine McAuley’s birth – 1778-1978.

 

 

(d) Hand written “Life of M. M. Clare Moore”

 

 

(e) Typed notes““

 

 

(f) Rev. Mother Camillus Dempsey’s Golden Jubilee 1865 – 1915.

 

 

(g) Book “The Friendship of F. Nightingale and Mary Clare Moore

Edited by Mary Sullivan

1999

(h) The Story of Dockkead Parish

L.E. Whatmore

1960

(i) Sermon – The Most Holy Trinity, Dockhead

Canon Brendan McCarthy

Mar 2005

(j) Photocopy The Bermondsey Catholic Magazine
“The Golden Jubilee of the Convent of Mercy.”

 

Dec 1889

(k) Typed extract from the Southwark Record “Centenary of the Congregation of Mercy.”

 

Jan 1932

Birmingham, Handsworth

“1894 – 1994 St. Francis of Assisi Church”

 

Sr. Malachy Slevin

 

1994

Bournemouth

“A Brief History of St. Joseph’s Convalescent Home.”

 

Sr. M. Liguori Smith
Thecla Duffy R.S.M.

 

1991

Brentwood

“The Convent of Mercy, Brentwood, and its Daughter Houses – A History.”

 

Fr. Stewart Foster
Jude Grogan R.S.M.

 

2005

Brighton

“Souvenir of a Sesquicentennial Celebration,
Convent of Mercy, Brighton, 1852 – 2002.”

 

Sr. Barbara Jeffery

 

2002

Burnley

“A History of the Convent of Mercy, Burnley”

 

Fr. Brian Seale

 

1972

Croydon

Typed “Brief Summary of the Sisters of Mercy.”

 

 

Derby

“Sisters of Mercy, Derby 1849 – 1999. A Sesquicentennial Celebration.”

 

Sr. Barbara Jeffery
Sr. Camilla Hunt

 

1999

Also Booklet of Mass of Thanksgiving.

 

 

Hull

(a) “The Sisters of Mercy, Popular Politics and the growth of the Roman Catholic Community in Hull
1855 – 1930.”

 

Maria G. McClelland

 

2000

(b) “Endsleigh Convent, Hull 1901-1994”

   

(c) “In Search of the Hull Mercy Nuns”
P.37 Catholic Archives 1996 – No.16

Maria McClelland

1996

Hunslet

“A Hunslet Story, Commemorating 125 years of The Sisters of Mercy in St. Joseph’s Parish

 

Patsey Toher
Sr. Ellen McGrath

 

2004

Liverpoo

“Sisters of Mercy, Liverpool 1843 – 1993.”

 

Sr. Savio Loftus

 

1993

Newcastle Under Lyme

“Convent of Mercy Newcastle Under Lyme;
Centenary Celebrations 1892-1992.” Mass booklet
and Short History.

 

Sr. Philomena O’Brien and Community.

 

1992

Newcastle Upon Tyne

(a) “The Sisters of Mercy Celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for 150 Years Service in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.”
(b) (At the back of the Mass booklet is a “Short
history of St. Anne’s, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne”)

 

Sr. Helen Furness
Sr. Josephine Davies
Sr. Ursula Colbert

 

2005

Oldham

“History of Sisters of Mercy, Oldham, 1863 – 2000.”

 

Sr. Catherine H. Mullahy

 

2001

Shanklin, Isle of Wight

a) “Sacred Heart Parish, Shanklin, 1888-1988”
b) “Typed Sheet 1969…”
c) “A Little History of St. Anthony’s Convent of Mercy, Shanklin, I.O.W. (2 copies.)

 

Sr. Patricia Bolton

 

2005

Sheffield

“History of Sisters of Mercy, Sheffield, 1883 – 2002.”

 

Sr. Brendan Murphy

 

2002

Tilbury

“100 Years in Tilbury” Mercy 1905 – 2005.
(Also Mass Booklet of Centenary Mass.)

 

Sr. Barbara Jeffery

 

2005

Trees of Mercy

“Sisters of Mercy of Great Britain from 1839.”

 

Book assembled by:

 

Sr. M. Dominic Dickinson
Sr. Anna Moloney (Union)
Sr. Imelda Keena
Sr. Joan McNamara (Institute)

 

1993

Wanstead

“The Wanstead Story 1917 – 2002.”

 

Sr. Kathleen Staunton

 

Wigton

a) “The Sisters of Mercy in Wigton 1857-1996.”

 

Fr. Patrick Conlon

 

1996

b) “Convent of Mercy, Wigton 1857-1957.” Fr. Laurence R. Wells 1957
c) “St. Cuthbert’s, Wigton” 1837-1987 Fr. P. Conlan 1987
d) “St. Cuthbert’s School – a short history.” Mrs. Betty Ruff 1996
e) Leaflet “I have given HIM everything in love” Apostolate of Mercy in Cumbria.