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Sr Anthea completes her 54-year ministry at St Vincent’s Health Australia

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The outpouring of love from the staff at the St Vincent’s in Sydney was almost overwhelming as news spread that Sr Anthea Groves rsc was finishing her ministry on the Darlinghurst campus.

Her door (see below) was festooned with notes, post-its and letters to remind Sr Anthea of how much she was loved and appreciated, and how valuable her 54-year ministry has been to so many.

Sam said succinctly in his farewell note (see below): “(Yesterday) will be one of the saddest this campus has had… you will be missed dearly and never forgotten.”

As she left the building and her role as the patient liaison officer for the final time on Wednesday, December 20, well over 500 people – from the cleaning staff to the medical teams – gave her a guard of honour.

Sr Anthea’s farewell from St Vincent’s Health Australia – video

See images of Sr Anthea’s farewell on our Photo Gallery.

 

Sr Anthea Groves: It’s all about the mission – and the values

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.

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