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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...

Sr. M. Columbanus KennyNationality: Irish
Congregational Register No: 37
D.O.B. 30.03.1911
First Profession: 02.07.1943
Died: 06.10.1975 Aged: 64 years
It would seem that even though she might have wanted to 'hide her light under a bushel', there was no hiding from Mother Mary the many gifts Sarah Kenny of Ballymacward, Co. Galway, had to share with MMM.



She entered in Rosemount on 6 August 1940. Already a well-qualified nurse, she was almost a 'pillar' in those early days. She was undoubtedly a right hand to Mother Mary in her varied roles as matron, novice mistress, assistant superior general, etc. Her first years in MMM, however, were spent in nursing Sr. Margaret Mary's mother, Mrs. Nolan, in Rosemount.

Sr. M. Columbanus spent much of her ministry in Ireland. She did, however, have a short assignment in Naples. From 1960 to 1968 she was regional superior in east Africa. She also spent two years, from 1969 to 1971 in Winchester, MA, USA.

It is good to remember her great sense of humour, which although rarely allowed to surface in front of her novices, showed the great heart under the disciplined exterior. In her later years her true warmth shone through.

Sr. M. Columbanus died and is buried in Drogheda.

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