Sisters of Charity in Tasmania
1 Sr Josephine Cannell 2 Sr Anne Turner 3 Sr Jean Montgomery 4 Sr Margaret Guy 5 Sr Deirdre Hickey 6 Sr Genny Walsh 7 Sr Judith Christy 8 Sr Helga Neidhart 9 Sr Virginia Wilkinson 10 Sr Regina Millard 11 Sr Margaret Valentine 12 Sr Anne Mayberry
The Footsteps to Freedom sculptures, Hobart, October 2017
1 Sr Clare with the sculptor Rowan Gillsepie and Toby. 2 The Sisters with Toby. The official party, including the Governor Tasmania, the President of Ireland, and the Sisters of Charity Congregational Leader, Sr Clare Nolan. 4 The organising committee for the Hobart weekend: Sr Anne Turner, Sr Helga Neidhart, and Councillor Sr Cate O’Brien. 5 Sr Clare greets Michael Higgins, the Irish president. 6 Sculptures. 7 Sr Clare and Rowan Gillsepie. 8 Sculptures at night 9 When Clare met Toby
Marking 170 years of the Sisters of Charity in Tasmania
1 The original Sisters in Van Diemen’s Land 2 Sr Cate O’Brien lights the candle for the Liturgy on the dock 3 Sr Clare Nolan at the Liturgy 4 Sr Angela Burke and Sr Jennifer Fahey 5 and 6 The Liturgy at Cornelian Bay
The 60th anniversary of St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Brisbane, September 2017
On 8 September, Sisters, staff and friends of St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Brisbane came together for a Eucharistic celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Hospital, originally Mount Olivet Hospice.
The main celebrant was Monsignor Peter Meneely VG and the concelebrant was the hospital chaplain, Fr James O’Donoghue. The liturgy and booklets were prepared by the Mission Executive, Michael Hart, and the altar decorated by Jeannie Johnston.
Picture 1: Blessing of Plaques prayer booklet cover Picture 2: James O’Donoghue blessing the Plaque of Sr Nola Riley on Floor 3 Picture 3: Sr Jeannie Johnston sharing some of the story of Mary Bedford’s generosity in donating the land Pciture 4: The prayer booklet
The Jubilees in August. 2017
Five Sisters of Charity celebrated their Jubilees in August: Sr Regina Millard, 50 years; Sr Liz Costigan, 60 years, and Srs Helen Malone, Eileen Thynne, and Marguerite Moloney, 70 years. With Sr Clare Nolan, the Congregational Leader in images 1 and 3, and with Sr Clare, Sisters, and family in shot 2.
A special event in the lives of Our Lady’s Nurses of the Poor and the Sisters of Charity of Australia – July 1, 2017
Pictures 1) the Chapel of Our Lady’s Nurses of the Poor at Coogee; 2) Sr Margaret Mary Birgan oln, Sydney’s Bishop Anthony Randazzo, and Sr Clare Nolan rsc; 3) Srs Clare and Margaret Mary 4) Sr Marias Casey rsj, President of the Australia and New Zealand Canon Law Society, and Sisters of Charity Vicar Sr Margaret Beirne rsc; 5) Sr Clare, Sr Margaret Mary and Bp Randazzo sign the agreement; 6) Sr Margaret Mary presents Sr Clare with a beautiful bouquet; 7) the crests of the two congregations; 8) two canon lawyers – Sr Maria Casey rsj and Sr Patricia Scully rsc; afternoon tea with Our Lady’s Nurses of the Poor
Leaving Clifton Hill – April 2017
In the Footsteps of the Pioneer Sisters in Tasmania – March 2017
The annual pilgrimage in March to Hobart to walk in the footsteps of the first Sisters on the island began with a visit to the docks (1), and then moved on the next morning to the Cascades Female Factory (3) where Sr Margaret Clarke and former Hobart Archbishop Adrian Doyle unveiled a plaque; the pilgrim group (4) and (5); and a visit to the Carnelian Bay Cemetery (6) where the pioneering Sisters are interred.