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Sr Marie Kennedy, R.I.P

Sr Marie Kennedy, R.I.P

Eulogy for Sister Marie Kennedy A warm welcome to Marie’s religious family, her own family and friends as we gather to farewell a very special person, Marie Therese Kennedy RSCJ. Thanks to Principal Maureen and her team we can meet here. And it is Cup Day. Well, no, actually” it’s Xmas Day, the fact no bishop ever knew…the time before the big race out at Tangmalangaloo “ (John O’Brien, alias Mgr Hartigan ) Marie would like us to remember that Mgr Hartigan was the chaplain here whom Mgr Crennan replaced back in the early fifties. And so it is quite fitting to have with us to-day yet another luminary in

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, R.I.P.

Sr Monica McGivern, R.I.P.

A farewell is necessary before we can meet again, and meeting again, after moments or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends. – English Saying   Sr Monica, RSCJ, passed away early Wednesday morning, 4/04/2018 just a few weeks before her 101st Birthday. We will celebrate and farewell Monica on Monday, 9th April in the Sophia Chapel, Baradene College, at 10.30am. A Vigil will be held for Sr Monica at 6pm Sunday 8th, in the Chapel.

Sr Elizabeth Snedden RSCJ – BOOK LAUNCH

Elizabeth Snedden Book Launch

The Eros of the Human Spirit The Writings of Bernard Lonergan, SJ By Elizabeth J. Snedden Sister Elizabeth J Snedden, RSCJ, has twice had the benefit of a Lonergan Fellowship at Boston College. She is originally from Auckland, New Zealand where she currently lectures in spirituality and theology at Good Shepherd College, and The Catholic Institute of Theology of New Zealand. She has taught for many years in Sacred Heart Schools in Australia and New Zealand, and holds a doctorate in Theology from Melbourne University of Divinity in Australia.       You are invited to a book launch Saturday, December 9, 2017 3.00 – 4.30 pm by Dr Kathleen

Eulogy for Sister Margaret Maher RSCJ 10th October, 2017

Margaret Maher RSCJ

Sister Margaret’s most recent call from the Lord was very sudden – neither she nor her community had anticipated it at this point and it has come as a shock for her loving and dearly loved family. But when I reflected on her life I saw that it did fit a pattern of the Lord’s dealings with his beloved Margaret. He often asked the unexpected, and she was always prompt and generous in her response. Margaret was born on September 10th, 1929, the middle one of three children: Leo and Patrick were her brothers. Her family lived in Island bay, Wellington, just below Erskine College. Neither her tram-worker father, James