Catherine McCauley: Founder Of Mercy Order Of Nuns In 1831 The foundation set up by Catherine McAuley on 12 th December 1831 was called the ‘Sisters Of Mercy’ and developed internationally to become the largest religious congregation of women in the English speaking world. The ideals and aspirations set out in her memorandum only sought to help the needy and poor in society throughout the world. Care and human consideration was her prime criteria amongst the majority who followed Catherine…