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In this section of our website, you will find a short entry about the life of each of our Sisters who has been called by God to embark on her eternal life. No doubt you will find inspiration in reading how each one responded to her calling while on earth. We pray to them to help us on our journey.

If you knew one or more of these Sisters personally, or are connected through family ties, or simply like what you read, please contact us and tell us what you would like to add to that entry.

"The death of those can never leave us free from grief whose friendship during life was a solace and delight." Saint Augustine, City of God.

When Loved Ones Leave Us...

Nationality: Irish
Congregational Register No: 137
D.O.B. 29.08.1912
First Profession: 08.09.1947
Died: 18.08.1978 Aged: 66 years
A native of Farranthomas, Co. Cork, Sheila entered on 8 December 1944.  She had trained as a midwife and after first profession was assigned to Nigeria, where she worked for many years in Anua and some of the out-stations, especially Akpa Utong, (founder member).

Later she worked in Urua Akpan. After four years staffing in Drogheda she returned to Nigeria to work in Ibadan and Ndubia.

At one stage she was assigned to Naples, but her time there was very short as she had great difficulty in mastering the Italian language.

She is remembered as being very sensitive, kind and gentle and seems to have had a rich inner life. She was whole-hearted in her love and care of the mothers and babies!

In June 1978, she returned to Ireland because of ill health and had surgery, but died shortly after. She is buried in Drogheda.

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