Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Jerusalem, New Zealand
Known to Maori as Hiruharama, Jerusalem was the isolated site where in 1892 Suzanne Aubert (better known as Mother Mary Joseph ), established the congregation of the Sisters of Compassion. They became a highly respected charitable nursing/religious order.
A convent remains on the mission property, as well as the church which replaced the original building destroyed by fire in 1888, and Sisters of Compassion still care for them.
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details