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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 Mary Katherine DonatoSister Mary Katherine (Dominic Savio) Donato was born in Coatesville, PA, USA in 1931. She completed her early education there and trained as a nurse. She worked as a staff nurse in Boston, in Pennsylvania, and in Cape Cod Hospital - which she especially enjoyed - before joining MMM in Winchester, MA, USA in 1954. After profession she completed midwifery training in Drogheda. Soon after, in 1958, she was assigned to Nigeria, where she served for four years in Urua Akpan as a nurse-midwife and in the pharmacy and outpatients’ department.

Sr. M. Catherine Anne DoughertyNationality: American
Congregational Register No: 538
D.O.B. 01.09.1939
First Profession: 23.04.1960
Died: 26.05.1970 Aged: 30 years

Sheila, who came from Chicago, entered MMM in Winchester, Massachusetts, on 12 September 1957. She is fondly remembered as being vivacious and loving, laughing and joyful, as well as sensitive and dedicated to MMM. She had a beautiful singing voice. After first profession, she came to Drogheda, where she did her nurse training.

Sr. Rose DoneganNationality: Irish
Congregational Register No: 269
D.O.B. 14.04.1930
First Profession: 08.09.1953
Died: 01.04.1975 Aged: 45 years

Rose, known for a short time as Sr. M. Stanislaus, came from Castletown, Co. Meath and entered in Drogheda on 3 October 1950.

Nationality: Irish
Congregational Register No: 379
D.O.B. 03.08.1912
First Profession: 03.05.1957
Died: 22.05.2000 Aged: 87 years

Mary Doyle, from Galway, entered MMM in Clonmel on 2 July 1954.

Sister Kathleen was born in Newpark, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1935. She attended a local primary school and went to the Loreto Convent in Omagh for her secondary education. She qualified in psychiatric and general nursing and in midwifery at Belfast City Hospital. She had an adventurous spirit and after a year’s experience in Ireland, she worked in Zambia as a lay missionary. She spent two years there as a nurse and matron. In 1971, shortly after her return home, she joined the Medical Missionaries of Mary.

Nationality:   Irish
Congregational Register No.  129
D.O.B.:  03.03.1925
First Profession 02.07.1947
Died: 19.09.2010      Aged:  85 years

Julia Teresa Doyle, known in her family as Sheila, was born in Busherstown, Co. Carlow into a farming family.

Sr Teresita Donnelly resizedSr. Teresita, baptised Caroline Mary, was born in Beauparc, Co. Meath, in March 1926. She was educated locally and reached university entrance level before joining MMM in 1947.
After her initial religious formation, she worked in the Our Lady of Lourdes Maternity Hospital for a year before starting her studies in Dublin at the National University for a B.Sc. She trained as a biochemist and laboratory technician in both Holles Street Hospital, Dublin, and in Drogheda.

Nationality: Irish
Congregational Register No: 17
D.O.B. 25.09.1918
First Profession: 08.09.1941
Died: 19.04.2008 Aged: 89 years

Josephine Doyle was born in Piercestown, Co. Wexford.  She was one of ten children, with four brothers and five sisters.  From her early letters it seems that she became acquainted with Mother Mary in early 1938, soon after Mother Mary had returned from Nigeria and MMM had been founded.

Sr. M Agnes DoranNationality: Irish
Congregational Register No: 11
D.O.B. 21.05.1920
First Profession: 17.03.1941
Died: 06.02.1959 Aged: 38 years

Sr. Agnes, better known to us by her baptismal name of Sheila, was one of our early members - number 11. She came from Enfield in Co. Meath. Sheila was a very young girl when she entered at Rosemount on 21 May 1938. She had a very gentle disposition and was loved by everyone who knew her.

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Sister Margaret was born in Clonegal, Co. Carlow in 1921. She received her education in the national school in Clonegal and joined the Medical Missionaries of Mary in 1950.

She made her first profession of vows in 1953 and was assigned to the nursing home run by the MMM in Clonmel. She was responsible for the catering for both the residents and MMM postulants. For the next twenty-nine years, Margaret continued to provide catering services in Drogheda; in Airmount, the maternity hospital run by the MMMs in Waterford; and in Rosemount, the house of studies for Sisters in Dublin. She provided a welcome and a hot meal no matter what time the students and staff arrived.

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