1778-1841; b. 29 Sept., Stormanstown House., Dublin; adopted on death
of parents by Callanans of Coolock Hse., whom she converted to Catholicism,
inheriting their fortune; establ. site at Lwr. Baggot St. as school for
poor, and home for working women, called House of Our Blessed Lady of
Mercy, 1827; entered Presentation Convent, Georges Hill, Dublin,
1829; founded Sisters of Mercy with vows of poverty, 1831; supported by
Archbishop Murray; rule approved by Gregory XVI, 1835; confirmed, 1841;
largest congregation in English-speaking world; d. 10 Nov.; bur. Baggott
[Mary Teresa Austin Carroll,] Life of Catherine McAuley, foundress and first superior of the Institute of Religious Sisters of Mercy, by a member of the Order of Mercy, intro. by Richard Baptist OBrien (NY & Montreal: D. & J. Sadlier & Co. 1880), 510pp., pls., port.; Mary C. Sullivan, Catherine McAuley and the Tradition of Mercy (Dublin: Four
Courts Press 1995), 450pp. [writings by and on McAuley]; Mary C. Sullivan, The Path of Mercy: the Life of Catherine McAuley (Dublin: Four Courts Press 2012), 540pp., ill.
See also Sandra Cullen, Religion and Gender (Dublin: Veritas 2005), 221pp. [for schools; incls. lives of Nano Nagle, Catherine McAuley, Mary Aikenhead & Margaret Louise Aylward].