Plea for bereaved children

Published: 12 October 1913

Rev R. Walsh in the Church of St Saviour, Lower Dominick Street, today pleaded for people to support the St Saviour’s Orphanage. The orphanage currently cares for forty destitute Catholic children. Funding for the children - their care, clothing and education - all comes from voluntary contributions which are administered by the Dominican Fathers.

Father Walsh told those gathered that the orphanage had carried on its work for 130 years, but always needed financial support. He said that the orphanage had always ‘provided a home and a school for those little helpless outcasts, and enabled them to live and to learn so as to equip themselves for the struggle of life and to practice their holy religion free from the snares of the ‘Bird’s Nest’ and other proselytising agencies’.

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