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Tuesday, 04 February 2014 14:18

Sisters of Charity's 175th anniversary celebrations continue

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On 25 January 2014, the Sisters of Charity, the oldest order of religious in Australia, gathered for Amanda Nguyen's profession of vows, with the event becoming one among many celebrations marking the congregation's 175th anniversary year.

Dedicated to helping the poor, vulnerable and marginalised, the Australian Congregation of the Sisters of Charity grew in Sydney after the arrival of five young Irish women on New Year's Eve 1838. They had answered the request of Archbishop Polding, the first Archbishop of Sydney who had asked Mary Aikenhead, founder and Superior of Ireland's Sisters of Charity, to send religious women from her Congregation to help support and minister to the female convicts held in Parramatta Gaol.

Read the full story from the Archdiocese of Sydney's website.

Raad more about the Sisters of Charity in Australia.