Sisters of the Holy Faith
The Sisters of the Holy Faith is a Roman Catholic religious congregation, originally for the care of Catholic orphans. It now works broadly in the areas of education and faith development.
The foundress was called a confessor of the Faith by Pope Pius IX, because of the imprisonment of six months she endured. She was convicted of contempt of court, but acquitted of a charge of kidnapping, after having refused to produce and return an abandoned child to its mother.
The original foundation was St. Brigid's Orphanage, Dublin.
- Holy Faith Sisters - Beginnings
- Margaret Helen Preston, Charitable Words: Women, Philanthropy, and the Language of Charity in Nineteenth-Century Dublin (2004), p. 88.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Sisters of the Holy Faith". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. This enty cites:
- Irish Directory (1909)