“Abide in my love.”"
Tell us a little about you:
I was born in 1928 in a small town in Clones, Co Monaghan. My father worked there on the Great Northern Railway. I was the second eldest in a family of fourteen children, seven boys and seven girls, so I was used to community life as I always loved company. Life was very different in the early thirties. Work was hard and money was scarce. People had to do with much less than now. We left Clones and moved to Cavan when I was twelve years old, as my father got a change in his work.
What attracted you to the Redemptoristines?:
I had never heard of the Redemptoristines. I had this inner calling to give myself to God in the religious life but I didn’t know where. Then there was a mission in the town in 1947 given by two Redemptorist priests. I spoke to one of them and he gave me the address of the Redemptoristines here in Dublin. I wrote to the superior and I came to visit the Sisters. I felt very much at peace. I entered the monastery on the 15th August 1947 at the age of nineteen, seventy three years ago. I have lived a very happy life and I am so grateful to God for my vocation.
What is your Scripture passage?:
I love St John’s Gospel and especially the passage of the ‘Vine’, chapter 15 – verse 17. Jesus said without me you can do nothing, and it is so true. “Abide in my love.”