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Mercy affirming the dignity of every human life

In Mercy circles, November 11 is remembered as the anniversary of Catherine McAuley’s death. Like so many of her Irish contemporaries she died of tuberculosis, 63 years old, to be buried ‘in the same way as poor people, in the earth.’ Her grave is in the garden of the house she had built in Baggot Street, visited now by the many who come to catch something of the spirit of this remarkable woman.

Te Puna Atawhai November 2021