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catherine mcauley
Updated: 9/21/2020
catherine mcauley
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  • Catherine was born into a wealthy Catholic family in 1778. Her parents died 1783 and 1798
  • After Catherine's parents died, her and her siblings moved in with the Protestant Armstrongs
  • The Armstrong's left Catherine with their fortune and she bought the house on Baggot St. to aid women and children
  • Threats of closing down the school lead Catherine to have to become a nun
  • After becoming a nun, Catherine continued to teach young girls and the Sisters of Mercy
  • Catherine died in the house in 1841 and wrote her fellow sisters on her will to inherit the house
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