Monica McGivern RSCJ

Eulogy for Sr Margaret Monica McGivern R.I.P

Eulogy for Sr Margaret Monica McGivern R.I.P

Janet Erskine Stuart, one of our English Congregational Leaders in the Society of the Sacred Heart and a great Educator, wrote an appreciation of her nuns. She called them God’s Middlemen. Without fanfare these sisters carried the burden of the day, full of deep desires while fulfilling simple duties daily done. Monica McGivern was, I feel, just one of those middleman who lived her spiritual life faithfully and served faithfully in whatever task she was asked to do. So let us look at Monica’s life. Monica was born in Grey Lynn, Auckland on 25 May 1917, the third child and only daughter of William James McGivern and Maud Kay She

Sr Monica McGivern turns 100 years

Sr Monica McGivern turns 100 years

Many of you, especially in the Wellington Diocese, will remember Sr Monica McGivern RSCJ, founder of the Drop in Centre known as The Crypt which could be found under St Mary of the Angels. Sr Monica began the Centre in 1982. She was available to anyone needing a listening ear or wanting to rest in the presence of someone who cared about all who visited her ministry. Sr Monica will turn 100 this year. Whilst very frail, she will quietly celebrate her very full and faith-filled life with her community on May 25th. Anyone wishing to send Monica a message can do so by contacting : Sr Elizabeth Snedden, 111

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