1. Religious Teachers Filippini Founded in 1692. Their devotion to the promotion of Christ by example, the education of youth, missionary activities, catechetical instruction, and social work. 2. Sisters of Mercy The Sisters of Mercy were founded by Mary Catherine McAuley in Dublin, Ireland, December 12, 1831. Open their very first Catholic school in Chicago. The Sisters labored in elementary schools, high schools, a college, hospitals and four homes for business girls.