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Hidden Brooklyn: Convent of Mercy

August 6 @ 6:30 pm

The Sisters of Mercy came to Brooklyn from Ireland in 1855 and were known as “the walking nuns” because they did good works in the community rather than remaining cloistered. They moved to Clinton Hill in 1862, creating a religious community that eventually housed 35 sisters who operated an orphanage, which at its peak served 100 children at any given time and 600 annually. Although the last of the orphans were moved to group homes 25 years ago, and the sisters now live in community settings, their former home remains remarkably intact. Behind the convent’s imposing walls lies a welcoming oasis of beauty, grace, greenery, and 150 years of Brooklyn history. Sr. Caroline Tweedy, the Director of Development for Mercy Home, which now operates group homes for developmentally disabled adults, will lead this very special tour.

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Hidden Brooklyn: Convent of Mercy Wednesday, August 6, 6:30pm

$15/$10 for BHS Members

To attend this event, please purchase a ticket from our Eventbrite invitation. RSVP-ing to this event through Facebook will not guarantee you a spot. If you have any questions, please call us at (718) 222-4111.