Margaret Aylward

Group picture of nuns from Convent of the Holy Faith Ireland 1915.

Irish Roman Catholic nun, philanthropist, and founder of the Sisters of the Holy Faith.

- Margaret Aylward

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Sisters of the Holy Faith

Roman Catholic religious congregation, originally for the care of Catholic orphans.

St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Catholic church in the world

It was founded in Dublin, in 1857, by Margaret Aylward, under the direction of Rev. John Gowan, C.M., from the St. Peter's Vincentian Community in Phibsboro, Dublin.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin

Ecclesiastical territory or archdiocese of the Catholic Church (particularly the Roman Catholic or Latin Church) located in the eastern part of Ireland.

St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin

The 1800s saw the great work of the new religious congregations, such as the Sisters of Charity under Mary Aikenhead, Catherine McAuley with her House of Mercy in Baggot Street, and Margaret Aylward with the Holy Faith Sisters, Blessed Edmund Rice from Waterford, with O'Connell Schools in Richmond Street and the School in Hannover Street which later moved to Westland Row.