Forty-Seventh Annual Report of St. Brigid's Orphanage (1903)

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Title

Forty-Seventh Annual Report of St. Brigid's Orphanage (1903)

Date

1904

Creator

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

Description

Forty-Seventh Annual Report of St. Brigid’s Orphanage (1904). It is submitted by the Sisters of the Holy Faith. 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. Examples of orphan circumstances are depicted. It notes that admissions were mostly for children in danger of losing their Catholic Faith. 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. Proselytism and Protestant institutions are mentioned. It thanks the clergy, guild associations, and Mr. Steiner for their work in collecting donations. The report discusses the work of the Holy Faith schools. It pays tribute to the work of Margaret Aylward and Fr John Gowan. It explains how Holy Faith Schools are not in receipt of state aid. It details the opening of a new day school in Greystones Co. Wicklow. It provides statistics on attendance; and of children who completed First Communion, and Confirmation. A list of benefactors and donations to St. Brigid’s Orphanage and Holy Faith Schools is listed (including clergymen and guild associations). Several sermons reprinted, including one titled ‘Country Living’ by Fr Alphonsus Kelly O.D.C to aid St. Brigid’s Orphanage where he mentions 'the sisters placed the children in the quiet farmhouses of the country’ and it is reprinted in the Irish Catholic. 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
Proselytism
Protestant institutions
Finance
Benefactors
Gowan, John (1817-1897)
Speeches & Resolutions
Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Charity
Aylward, Margaret (1810-1889)

Source

Reports 1885-1906 (Archive Only) (HFA1/O/ES/F/33/SBO-AR-1885-1906)

Publisher

John F. Fowler (3 Crow Street and 24 Temple Lane, Dublin)

Identifier

HFA1-O-ES-F-33-SBO-AR47.pdf

Type

Text

Format

PDF

Rights

Copyright © & Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) belong to the Holy Faith Sisters.
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-AR47

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, 75 pages

Files

HFA1-O-ES-F-33-SBO-AR47.pdf

Citation

Sisters of the Holy Faith; St. Brigid's Orphanage, “Forty-Seventh Annual Report of St. Brigid's Orphanage (1903),” Holy Faith Sisters Digital Archive, accessed September 28, 2022, http://hfsdigitalarchive.org/view-collections/items/show/58.

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