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We are The Religious Sisters of Charity, a religious congregation of women dedicated to working with the poor, vulnerable and marginalised. Our congregation was founded by Mary Aikenhead in Ireland in 1815. We hope you enjoy visiting our website and learning about our Congregation.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – Mary Aikenhead Heritage Centre
Are you coming to Dublin for the World Meeting of Families? Why not visit a worthwhile, historical centre that highlights the work of one woman who made a great difference in the lives of many families through her work for the poor, establishing schools and hospitals and engaging with people to identify and help meet the needs of her time.
Mary Aikenhead Heritage Centre tells the story of an important 19th Century Woman and the Religious Congregation she founded through an interactive exhibition in the house where she lived. During the visit you will

  • Follow an Audio-visual display of her story
  • Watch video clips of the continued mission of the Sisters of Charity in various parts of the world
  • Reflect on how one person’s life can impact many people for the good

The centre is situated within a multi-purpose complex consisting of a Hospice, sheltered home units for families and single persons, an Education Centre, as well as Sister’s residences. The beautifully maintained grounds contain a wildlife garden, a prize-winning garden and a rose garden dating back to the 19th century – all situated within one mile of Dublin City Centre.

FREE APP - 'IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARY AIKENHEAD'
The free and downloadable App ‘In the Footsteps of Mary Aikenhead’ was launched in July 2015, bringing the story of our Foundress to a new audience in the bi-centenary year of the Congregation. View the short VIDEO to learn more about the App.

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