Venerable Mary Potter (1847-1913) was the foundress of the "Little Company of Mary Sisters" in 1877. She has a Nottingham Tram named after her for this reason. This was done after she was nominated in a BBC poll. She died in 1913 and was declared "venerable" in 1988 by Pope John Paul II.


  • Elizabeth West, ‘Potter, Mary Cecilia (1847–1913)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  • Patrick Dougherty, Mother Mary Potter: Foundress of the Little Company of Mary (1847-1913), Little Company of Mary Mother House, 1961

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