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The Congregation was founded in 1877 by Venerable Mary Potter in Nottingham, England, where an old stocking factory became the first Convent. From its humble beginnings in Nottingham the Congregation has spread to the various parts of the world where the Sisters can be found ministering today.

Venerable Mary Potter was a woman of great vision who did not limit herself or the Congregation to any one particular apostolic work. She knew the great work to be done was the work of evangelisation.

Today our communities are found throughout the world, their lives and ministries reflect the cultures of the countries where they are located.

Year Country
2 July 1877 Nottingham, England
1882 Italy
1885 Australia
1888 Ireland
1893 USA
1894-1981 Malta
1904 South Africa
1913-1975 Argentina
1914 New Zealand
1919 Scotland
1937 Rhodesia now Zimbabwe
1963 South Korea
1974 Kingdom of Tonga
1983-2005 Wales
1989-1998 Haiti
1993-2004 Albania
2002-2004 Tunisia
2009 Philippines