• Home
  • News
  • Papal honours for three Sisters of Charity

Papal honours for three Sisters of Charity

Print

In the week before Christmas, 2017 three of our Sisters were advised that they had been bestowed with the Papal Honour of Croce pro Ecclesia et Pontifice.

The Sisters are Sr Anthea Groves, Sr Jacinta Fong, and Sr Sesarina Bau.

The honour, created in 1888 by Leo XIII, is the highest medal that can be awarded to the laity by the Pope. It is a recognition of services done for the Church and its head.

The Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher op, will present their honours to the Sisters on March 9, at 9.30 am in the Chapter Hall next to St Mary’s Cathedral. A morning tea will follow the presentation.

Sr Jacinta and Sr Sesarina both continue to minster at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney’s Darlinghurst; Sr Anthea retired from her ministry there just before Christmas. For images of Sr Anthea’s farewell guard of honour from the campus, click on this link.

Two other Sisters of Charity have received this honour – the late Sr Veronica Brady, and the late Mother Marion Corless.

THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
When we have so much to praise the Lord for, we must not complain.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
True affection is to rejoice in the happiness of our dear ones. Never allow a sentiment of resentment to enter into our hearts.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Pray, reflect and consult – and may the divine spirit direct all to God’s greater glory.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
May our dear Lord Jesus fill your hearts with His own love. Amen!
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
We must have patience with others as He has patience with us.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Under every difficulty try to pray fervently.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
We have much to thank Him for, even for those little drawbacks on our comforts and conveniences.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Do pray that justice may be accomplished in peace and that truth may prevail.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Go on now as steadily as you can, relying on the Divine assistance and fear not.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
What we do ought to be done well.

The Sisters of Charity acknowledge the First Peoples and traditional custodians of this land where we live. We respect, value and honour their history, culture and spirituality. We are committed to standing in solidarity and to actively working for justice, peace and harmony in this land.

Ask a Question

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Contact us
Level 7, 35 Grafton Street
Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Australia

T: (02) 9367 1222