Sisters of Mercy

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(R. C. Ch.) a religious order founded in Dublin in the year 1827. Communities of the same name have since been established in various American cities. The duties of those belonging to the order are, to attend lying-in hospitals, to superintend the education of girls, and protect decent women out of employment, to visit prisoners and the sick, and to attend persons condemned to death.

See also: Mercy

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The Sisters of Mercy were advised on the disposal by Emma Moody, partner and head of charities at Womble Bond Dickinson in Newcastle.
21,2018, the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas celebrated the 175th anniversary of their arrival in Pittsburgh, where the seven sisters led by Mother Frances Xavier Warde opened schools and established the first hospital in Pittsburgh.
It may be argued that even the Sisters of Mercy couldn't have predicted a system that includes 28 clinic locations, more than 100 physicians and 44 mid-level providers, the area's only Level II trauma center, a robotic surgery program and new, 40-bed, on-campus rehabilitation facility built in partnership with HealthSouth.
The band was created in 1977 in Leeds (UK) when Andrew Eldritch and Gary Marx met, but Eldritch with drum machine Doktor Avalanche (his companion since 1981) have been the only substantive members of The Sisters Of Mercy for all these years.
The 'English Sisters of Mercy' community in Sydney was founded from Liverpool in late 1865 by Mother Ignatius McQuoin.
Monte Kniffen, archivist of the Sisters of Mercy in Omaha, Nebraska, found the bells from a set of properties that were originally in the possession of the Sisters of Mercy convent in Red Bluff, California.
"We are in this for the long haul to ensure this takes root with our children Like the Sisters of Mercy before us, we not only respond to the needs of the community but we see them through to fruition."
"For a long time we've been working with Verizon and AT&T, our communications providers, and other partners that provide technology services like Cisco, so that we have the capability of leveraging those relationships in time of need," says Will Showalter, chief information officer for Sisters of Mercy.
THE 30th anniversary of cult band The Sisters Of Mercy enthralled dedicated fans but disappointed others.
The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, the Religious Sisters Charity, the Sisters of Mercy and the Good Shepherd Sisters added they are willing to participate in any inquiry that will bring greater clarity, understanding, healing and justice in the interests of all the women involved.
Her fellow Sisters of Mercy said she had an extraordinary gift of caring.
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