Reminiscences

A woman of faith and courage

A woman of faith and courage

In 1936 I became a postulant in the Congregation of St Catherine of Siena in Rosary Priory.  I was received by Mother Rose Niland. On the Feast of St Thomas 1937 I received the habit from Mother Rose. On 29 May 1938, Sr Basil Cannon and I made our  first Profession to...

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She had a regard for each sister

I was the first postulant received into the Congregation after the death of Mother Rose. The date was 26 April 1947. However, the story began some months earlier, in January 1947. Mother Bruno O’Grady had been elected on 8 January 1947 as Superior General of the...

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Memories from of Yore

Memories from of Yore

It was a late afternoon on a brisk day, 20 October 1933, when three  weary postulants – Eileen Humphreys, Mary Keohane and Ellen Coffey (Sisters Pius Antoninus, Joseph and Maelisa respectively) – arrived at Villa Rosa on the Aventine Hill in Rome. Theirs had been a...

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