Maria McAuley

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Maria McAuley
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Maria McAuley
Born1847 (1847)
DiedSeptember 19, 1919(1919-09-19) (aged 71–72)
Known forFounder of the New York City Rescue Mission
Spouse(s)Jerry McAuley

Maria McAuley (1847 – September 19, 1919) is an American missioner who, along with her husband Jerry, founded the McAuley Water Street Mission in New York City.[1] Self-described as "river thief" and "fallen woman", respectively, Jerry and Maria McAuley's Mission became America's first rescue mission, and is now known as the New York City Rescue Mission.[2] The McAuleys' Mission became the first of over 300 rescue missions in the United States. All together these rescue missions form the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Norris Magnuson; Beverly Magnuson (9 November 2004). Salvation in the Slums: Evangelical Social Work 1865-1920. Wipf and Stock Publishers. pp. 21–. ISBN 978-1-59244-997-2.
  2. ^ Arthur Tappan Pierson (1887). Evangelistic Work in Principle and Practice. Baker & Taylor. pp. 293–.
  3. ^ ERNIE, NASPRETTODAILY (4 October 2007). "135th anniversary for New York City Rescue Mission". Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Citygate Network - Jerry McAuley". Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  5. ^ Rowdy Yates (2010). Tackling Addiction: Pathways to Recovery. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. pp. 21–. ISBN 978-1-84905-017-3.

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