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. Columba FaughnanNationality: Irish
Congregational Register No: 66
D.O.B. 22.08.1922
First Profession: 08.09.1944
Died: 18.06.1986 Aged: 64 years

Baptised Anna Mary, from Dromard, Co Leitrim, Sr. Columba entered on 24 October 1941. Following profession, she did midwifery training in Drogheda and then staffed in the maternity hospital for three years. In 1952, she started general nurse training in St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin.


Nationality: Irish
Congregational Register No: 253
D.O.B. 10.05.1919
First Profession: 06.04.1953
Died: 01.06.2006 Aged: 87 years

Josephine Flood came from a farming family in Ballyhist, Kells, Co. Meath. She had four brothers and one sister. Josephine was very short of stature and physically challenged from the time she was a child, but in spite of the restrictions that her physical disability placed on her, she did her best to live as full a life as possible.  Before joining MMM in 1949, at the age of 31, Josephine had worked at a presbytery for some time and had clerical and secretarial experience.  When she entered MMM, Josephine took the name Sr. Mary Carmela.

Sr Constantia FaulSister Constantia was born Brigid Faul in Mullacrew, Louth, Ireland, in 1933. One of four children, she attended Louth Village Primary School and completed her secondary education at the Saint Louis Convent in Carrickmacross. She joined MMM in 1952. After profession she worked in the laundry in Drogheda for five years, first in the sorting and packing room and then in the office. She did this while attending bookkeeping and typing classes at night in the Drogheda Technical School.

Nationality: Irish (Dual Nationality-USA)
Congregational Register No: 305
D.O.B. 26.06.1915
First Profession: 01.06.1954
Died: 22.03.2006 Aged: 90 years

Marie Frances Flynn was one of six sisters and three brothers. She was born in Kilkishen, County Clare and was educated at the Ursuline Convent in Sligo.  Marie took secretarial and commercial courses in Cork and Dublin before finally training as an ophthalmic optician in Dublin in the 1940s.  She entered MMM in 1951, aged 36.

Nationality: British
Congregational Register No: 213
D.O.B. 08.07.1920
First Profession: 08.09.1951
Died: 08.01.2008 Aged: 87 years

Barbara Joyce Faulkner was born in London, England.  She came from a Church of England background but was educated in a Catholic convent school in Canterbury, Kent.  From June 1936 until the outbreak of WWII in September 1939, Barbara was employed as a shorthand typist. She then spent a few months at a first aid post before beginning her nursing training in Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham, in February of 1940. This was also the year that Barbara was received into the Catholic Church.

Nationality: Irish
Congregational Register No: 399
D.O.B. 04.07.1908
First Profession: 08.09.1957
Died: 05.06.1978 Aged: 69 years

"Winnie", as most people knew her, was formerly Mary J. from Monaghan. In her early adult years she worked with the American Forces in Germany and the USA. She entered MMM in Drogheda in January 1955. Because of her maturity and experience, she spent much of her time as a postulant and novice working in Mother Mary's office, as this was a very busy time with fund-raising for the new hospital.

m_eithne_fay_obNationality: Irish
Congregational Register No. 228
D.O.B. 09.06.1909
First Profession: 17.03.1952
Died: 21.11.2004 Aged: 95 years

Mary Agnes Fay was born in Belfast where she was educated and lived until 1919 when her family moved to Dublin. After secondary school, Mary Agnes undertook a commercial course at Gregg College and then worked at Brown Brothers for seventeen years. She then worked at Dublin Lucan Dairies and  at McCairns Motors Ltd.

Congregational Register No. 599
D.O.B. 02.04.1926
First Profession 27.04.1964
Died: 08.10.2000 Aged: 74 years

Maura was born in Toureen, County Mayo, the eldest of a large family. As the eldest girl, she considered it her duty to have a motherly concern for all the family. Before she entered, Maura managed a rural shop and post office. She joined MMM in 1961 and all her MMM life was spent in Ireland. She had assignments in the maternity hospital in Drogheda, in Clonmel, and in Waterford as catering supervisor where she made deep and lasting friendships with the staff and patients. In later years, Maura was librarian in the Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, where again she made many friends.

Nationality: Irish
Congregational Register No. 475
D.O.B. 28 11 1935
First Profession 03 10 1961
Died: 31.12.2001 Aged: 66 years

Born in Limerick, Veronica (Vera) Fitzgerald was one of eight children. After leaving school, she worked for a short time as a draper's assistant in a local Limerick store before joining MMM, aged 22. After initial formation in Clonmel and Drogheda, she went on to study medicine in University College Dublin, graduating in 1966. She returned to Drogheda and worked in the hospital in surgery, paediatrics and obstetrics until 1969. Sr. Vera, known at this time as Sr. M. Flannan, then went to Portugal for language study and from there to Angola. She served mostly in Chiulo Hospital and for long periods worked with only one other doctor.

Nationality: Scottish
Congregational Register No: 622
D.O.B. 11.10.1941
First Profession: 03.04.1965
Died: 27.12.1985 Aged: 44 years

Anna entered MMM on 2 January 1962. She was a sister of Mary Friel, MMM and a native of Croy in Scotland.

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