A Snapshot of the Bathurst Archives
This Album, located within the Bathurst Archives, was sent to the Foundress of the Bathurst Congregation, Mother M. Ignatius Croke in December 1883, from her sister Mother M. Joseph Croke, who was the Mother General of the Charleville Congregation (Ireland). This gift illustrates the strong bond between the sisters and their congregations.
The page below reads:
To my fondly attached and highly esteemed Sister – Mother Mary Ignatius Croke, from her fondly and faithfully devoted Sister, M.J. Croke.
Convent of Mercy
Dec 20th 1883
Figure 3 below is a print of Mother Catherine McAuley, whist figure 4 is a photograph of the Most Reverend Doctor Croke, brother of the Croke sisters, who was Archbishop of Cashel.
The remainder of the album holds general scenes of Ireland and Rome. This gift represents family ties and modes of communication between siblings and early Sisters of Mercy in the 19th century from Ireland and Australia.