aikenhead, mary


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aikenhead, mary - Aikenhead, mary (1787-1858)
aikenhead, mary - Irish philanthropist. Born Jan. 19, 1787, eldest daughter of a Protestant doctor of Cork, she became a Roman Catholic when in her 'teens and entered a convent at York. Returning to Dublin, she founded the Congregation of the Irish Sisters of Charity, the first of its kind in Ireland, and was appointed its supreme general. Although almost bedridden for many years, she eventually superintended eight convents, an asylum for penitents, and a hospital in Dublin, the first hospital in Ireland to be served by nuns. She died July 22, 1858.

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