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. 270
D.O.B. 02.10.1921
First Profession 06.04.1953
Died: 12.07.2001 Aged: 79 years

Sr. Therese Bernadette was born in Co. Cavan, but her home place was Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Mary Angela, as she was called then, came from a family of four brothers and three sisters. After her basic schooling, Sr. Therese Bernadette went to England and trained as a general nurse and then as a midwife.

Sr Giovanni McCormackSister Giovanni was born Anna McCormack in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, in 1929. One of seven girls, her family moved back to Ballynacorgy, Co. Westmeath while she was very young. She attended her early education with the Mercy Sisters and trained as a confectioner. She joined the Medical Missionaries of Mary in 1952.

After profession she worked in central stores in the IMTH in Drogheda for ten years and in the stamp department.

Sr Bernard McCarrollSister Bernard was born Catherine McCarroll in Kilsyth, near Glasgow, Scotland in 1931. She attended Holy Cross School, Croy for her primary education and later went to St. Ninian’s in Kirkintilloch. She was full of enthusiasm and had many talents, including being an accomplished organ and accordion player. She played the organ in Holy Cross Church, Croy, before joining MMM in 1953.    Bernard completed nursing training in Drogheda in 1959, in one of the first groups to qualify there.

Sr Margaret McCormackNationality: Irish
Congregational Register No. 391
D.O.B. 01.08.1926
First Profession: 03.05.1957
Died: 14.12.2004 Aged: 78 years
Margaret Attracta was born in Sligo, one of a large family of seven girls and three boys.  She was educated at St. Mary's National School, Ballindoon, Doyle, Co.Roscommon, and after leaving school, worked as a shop assistant until she entered MMM in 1954.

Sr Geraldine McChrystal MMMSister Gerardine McChrystal was born Ellen McChrystal in Derry city in 1927. One of six girls and six boys, she was known as Eileen in her family. She worked in a sewing machine factory before joining MMM in 1953. After profession she worked in the MMM laundry in Drogheda for six years and then trained as a nurse-midwife. In 1966, she was assigned to Tanzania, where she spent nine years in Kabanga, first as a staff nurse and then as assistant matron and matron.

Sr Genevieve McCrea MMMSister Genevieve was born Patricia McCrea in Oakham, Rutland, England in 1928. The daughter of Jane and John McCrea, she was one of a family of eight. She attended the Manton Church of England School for her primary education and in 1939 moved with her family to Dublin, Ireland. Patricia completed secondary school with the Dominican Sisters in Cabra, Dublin and trained as a dress designer and cutter. She worked for five years before joining MMM in 1952.

sr_m_gabrielle_mccleneghanNationality: Irish
Congregational Register No: 360
D.O.B. 18.04.1922
First Profession: 08.09.1956
Died: 15.11.1957 Aged: 35 years

On 3 October 1953, Patricia from Larne, Co. Antrim, entered MMM as a qualified nurse. She is remembered as a gentle, quiet and retiring person. Following first profession, she staffed in the IMTH before becoming very ill.

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Her overseas assignment was to Nigeria, where she went in 1961 and worked in two MMM hospitals there: St. Luke's at Anua and St. Mary's at Urua Akpan.

When she retired from professional life, Eugene was regarded as a great treasure in the MMM Motherhouse. Prayer was the guiding force in her life. She took great interest in the activities of younger sisters and was always an encouragement to them.

Sr Bernadette McConvilleSister Bernadette was born Josephine (Josie) McConville in Portadown, Co. Armagh in 1929. After working for a year as a secretary, she joined the Medical Missionaries of Mary in November 1948. After profession she was editor of ‘Peg’s Corner’ in the MMM magazine. This was the section devoted to ‘children big and small’. She addressed her young readers as ‘Mary’s little missionaries’ and encouraged them to write to her, sending photos and other personal data. Through stories from MMMs, friends and volunteers she told people about our work and encouraged them to contribute to helping others.

Nationality:  Irish
Congregational Register No.
D.O.B.:   24.04.1919
First Profession 02.07.1956
Died: 07.11.2009  Aged: 90 years

Angela Margaret McDermott came from Warrenpoint in Co. Down. She was educated at the primary school in Warrenpoint and at the Sacred Heart Convent, Armagh.  After completing her secondary education, Angela studied at the School of Physiotherapy, Hume Street, Dublin.

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