Religious Congregations

The Christian Brothers

The Christian Brothers

The Christian Brothers first came to the diocese on March 13, 1854, during the episcopate of Most Reverend Francis Kelly

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Congregation of The Sisters of Nazareth

Congregation of The Sisters of Nazareth

Mother Mary of the Nativity and six Sisters established the first foundation of the Sisters of Nazareth on February 25, 1892

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Good Shepherd Congregation

Good Shepherd Congregation

With the approval of the Bishop, Most Reverend Charles McHugh, three sisters from the Good Shepherd Convent in Cork set up the first Good Shepherd Convent in Derry in 1919.

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The Institute of The Blessed Virgin Mary: Loreto Sisters

The Institute of The Blessed Virgin Mary: Loreto Sisters

The Loreto Sisters came to the diocese of Derry on the invitation of the Bishop, Most Reverend Francis Kelly, in 1855.

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Sisters of Mercy

Sisters of Mercy

The Sisters of Mercy in the Derry Diocese are part of the Northern Province.

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Congregation of The Franciscan Friars of The Renewal

Congregation of The Franciscan Friars of The Renewal

In Autumn 2009, at the invitation of the Bishop of Derry, Most Rev Seamus Hegarty, the Congregation of the Franciscan Friars of Renewal established a Friary at Long Tower, Derry.

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Order of Discacled Carmelites

Order of Discacled Carmelites

On June 9, 1982, at the invitation of the Bishop of Derry, Most Reverend Edward Daly, the Order of Discalced Carmelites established a new priory at St Joseph's Termonbacca, on the outskirts of Derry City.

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