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. Mary CallaghanNationality: Scottish
Congregational Register No: 350
D.O.B. 10.11.1929
First Profession: 08.09.1955
Died: 10.12.1972 Aged: 43 years

From Scotland, Mary entered in Drogheda on 6 March 1953. At her religious reception she was given the name Machar. Later she reverted to her baptismal name.

She was the Dux (leader) in her school before she entered. She started radiography studies while a second year novice, qualifying as a MSR in 1956, after which she worked in the x-ray department. in Drogheda.

In 1959, she was assigned to Tanzania, where she ministered first in Dareda and later in Kabanga. She returned to Ireland in 1970 because of ill health.
At a very early stage it was discovered that her white cell count was greatly diminished, and she had treatment. Because of this, she started studying physiotherapy at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow, as an alternative profession. During her second year in Glasgow she had to return to Drogheda because of recurring ill health. She died in Drogheda at the age of 43 years and is buried there.

Before leaving her room to go to the hospital shortly before her death (and in spite of her weakness), she organised her few belongings and spring-cleaned her room, so as to leave everything ship-shape for the infirmarian. That was our Sister Mary!


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