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Sr Judith Christy, a listening ear for children, celebrates her Diamond Jubilee

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Motto: Pater si vis, Father If thou wilt

There is no doubt you were called to care for the little ones because you were doing childcare work prior to your Entrance to the Novitiate on July 2, 1958.  Your heart has always been open to them.

You trained as an infant/primary teacher and taught in many of our schools during 20 years.

You then felt the need for Spiritual Renewal which you did at Assumption Institute in Melbourne.  Many good friends were made in that year. You returned to Primary Teaching at St Columba’s Essendon and became another fanatic in the Bomber’s ranks. Then you had many years at St Joseph’s Child Care Centre in Tassie.

In 2000 you returned to Melbourne especially because of the cold  aggravating your already severe arthritis. You lived at Essendon and became a very present and loving Sister of Charity to many in St Therese’s Parish.

Soon you found God guiding you back to the children again this time as a Volunteer Ward Grandparent at Melbourne Children’s Hospital. Some of the children are still very much in your life. Such is your dedication that only an earthquake or a pandemic could keep you away from the Children’s Hospital.

You are faithful to your ministry not only with the children but to the staff, who  know what you stand for. You brought a listening ear to them when there were very sick babies, children and distraught parents.

Life is about ‘being’ dear Judith, not ‘doing’, and you reflect to me the life of a person who simply waits in faith for the next step.

The motto you chose on your Profession Day was Pater si vis: Father If thou wilt.

Although your days at the Children’s Hospital are shortened now, you have an important role at Mononia as a community member supporting the Staff there, the Sisters, looking out for the little things to do to make community homely and happy.

Written by the Congregational Leader, Sr Clare Nolan rsc

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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