Forty-First Annual Report of St. Brigid's Orphanage (1897)

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Title

Forty-First Annual Report of St. Brigid's Orphanage (1897)

Date

1898

Creator

Sisters of the Holy Faith; St. Brigid's Orphanage

Description

Forty-First Report of St. Brigid’s Orphanage (1897). It is submitted by the Sisters of the Holy Faith. The report mentions the death of Fr Gowan as reported the previous year, and notes: ‘with the deepest regret, the great loss met with in January of last year by the death of the Father, and (conjointly with Margaret Aylward) the Founder under God of all our Works’. The report details the number of orphans; reunification of orphans with parents; orphan adoptions; orphan apprenticeships; the schooling of orphans; and the rearing of orphans. It notes that admissions were mostly for children in danger of losing their Faith. Examples of orphan circumstances are depicted. Protocols for religious instruction and education in general is detailed. The benefits of the boarding-out (foster care) system is discussed; and premiums paid to nurses (foster parents) is noted. It notes that admissions were for children at most danger of losing their Catholic Faith. It describes the support of clergymen, guild associations and Mr. Steiner and notes the deaths of several benefactors. A request for volunteers and members to join the guilds is noted. The report discusses the work of the Holy Faith schools, all of which are not in receipt of state aid. It provides statistics on attendance; and of children who completed First Communion, and Confirmation. It accounts for the number of children who are presently in attendance at Holy Faith schools but had previously attended Protestant schools. It notes the founding of a Convent and three schools in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow: ‘one for boys, one for girls, and a private day school’. It features the benefits of a Catholic education over a secular education. A list of benefactors and donations to St. Brigid’s Orphanage and Holy Faith Schools is listed (including clergymen and guild associations). In the appendix is a letter of solicitation for support, donations, and subscriptions. Also, in the appendix is a description of assistance of the Sisters of the Holy Faith to the Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen Of Charity, in Little Strand Street; and an extract of a pamphlet published by his Lordship the Bishop of Southwark and kindly presented to St. Brigid’s Orphanage, titled ‘Practical Direction and Suggestions as to Appointed Testamentary Guardian.’

Subject

St. Brigid's Orphanage
46 Eccles Street, Dublin, Ireland
Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
Orphan statistics
Boarding-out system
Nurses (foster parents)
Education
Holy Faith schools
Sisters of the Holy Faith
Gowan, John (1817-1897)
Proselytism
Protestant institutions
Finance
Benefactors
Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Charity
Aylward, Margaret (1810-1889)

Source

Reports 1896-1901 (HFA/O/ES/F/33/SBO-AR-1896-1901)

Publisher

William Powell (22 Parliament Street, Dublin)

Identifier

HFA1-O-ES-F-33-SBO-AR41.pdf

Type

Text

Format

PDF

Rights

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This resource may be used and reproduced (with accreditation) under the following license:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Language

eng

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Ref Code

HFA1/O/ES/F/33/SBO-AR41

Existence and location of originals

Sisters of the Holy Faith Congregational Archives, Aylward House, Holy Faith Convent, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Extent and medium

1 report, 62 pages

Files

HFA1-O-ES-F-33-SBO-AR41.pdf

Citation

Sisters of the Holy Faith; St. Brigid's Orphanage, “Forty-First Annual Report of St. Brigid's Orphanage (1897),” Holy Faith Sisters Digital Archive, accessed September 28, 2022, http://hfsdigitalarchive.org/view-collections/items/show/52.

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