Sisters of Charity go from ladies in black to Sisters in street wearPrint
When Margaret Fitzgerald and Genevieve Walsh joined the Sisters of Charity in the early 1960s, the nuns wore full-length black habits, mass was still held in Latin and they had no contact with their families.
The changes of Vatican II Council were yet to reach the Catholic Chrurch’s longest-serving women’s religious order in Australia, here since 1838.
“When I told my family one Friday I was about to enter the Sisters we were having fish and chips around the kitchen table and my father cried. He was overwhelmed … it was a shock,” Sister Margaret said.
The order of nuns and their contribution to Australia has been celebrated with a museum opened last week on the grounds of St Vincent’s College, Potts Point.
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