CollectionReligious Sisters of Charity
Collection DescriptionMother Mary Aikenhead founded the Religious Sisters of Charity. The archive contains about 350 archival boxes of material. The archive contains substantial relating to Mother Aikenhead, her correspondence and material associated with her life, her Cause and her cult. The correspondence is divided into Mary Aikenhead's own letters (A) and those written to her or to others (B).

The archives are divided along the following lines:

Series 1 - Mary Aikenhead:
1 A) Letters from Mother Mary Aikenhead:
1 B) Letters to Mother Mary Aikenhead
1 C) Books and Ms documents used by Mother Mary Aikenhead and contemporaries

2. Cause
3. Cult
4. Favours Received
5. Constitutions
6. General Chapters
7. Superiors General
8. Bursars General
9. Secretary General
10. Ecclesiastical Authorities
11. Provinces and Regions
12. Australia
13. Formation
14. Apostolate
15. 1) Annals
2) Commemorations
3) Publications
4) Press cuttings
5) Photographs
 6) Relics/artefacts
7) Audio-visual material
16 Houses

Ecclesiastical Authorities:

The following gives an indication of the material available:

1/1: Manuscript list of 22 questions from the Archbishop for his report on the state of religion in the diocese with answers from Stephen's Green, Sandymount, Donnybrook, Upper Gardiner Street, Stanhope Street and Harold's Cross (c 1860s), 14 pages.

1/7: From Archbishop Walsh 8-9 January 1918 Draft request for sisters to take the King's Scholarship Examination reply stating that the Episcopal Standing Committee would address the subject at their next meeting but were unlikely to reverse their longstanding policy.

1/9: Manuscript copy letter from S G to Archbishop of Dublin requesting his advice on the esablishment of a training scheme for sisters teaching in primary schools 30 April 1911, 3 pages.

2/1: Correspondence with Jesuit canonists in Milltown Park regarding superior's term of office, vows, novitiate, alienation of property, visits to sick relatives, readmission of sisters after years on foreign missions and elections, 1 December 1925-19 March 1968 .

AccessRestricted. Contact Repository.
Century19th, 20th

A specific reference number precedes the description of the document. This number is needed to call up each document.

Repository NameReligious Sisters of Charity Archives
AddressReligious Sisters of Charity Generalate Caritas 15 Gilford Road Sandymount Dublin 4
EircodeD04 X337
Repository Web Address