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Sr. Maura

Maura and her flute

Sister Maura


"Love is patient, love is kind... it keeps no record of wrongs."

1 Cor 13:4-5.

Tell us a little about you:

For a young girl growing up in Springlawn, Mountbellew, Co Galway, I had everything I could ever need from two loving parents, Mary and Patrick Walsh. On our farm, the vast and wide fields became the playing ground to my imagination and hiding place when my mischief got the better of me. As the youngest in the family, my siblings in many ways taught me the rights and wrongs of life, nurturing the seed of my vocation to religious life. I pray in thanksgiving to God for them and for my mum and dad who put all of us before their own needs.

What attracted you to the Redemptoristines?:

I made my First Holy Communion in the next town, Moylough. The communion bread I received that day was made by this community of Redemptoristines whom some 30 years later I would enter with and now actively participate in the making of these same breads today. I entered into this enclosed monastic life in 2005. One of the deep attitudes I have always found since I entered is that our life here is ‘not self-seeking’, but one of faithful commitment to God’s will for us in the world.

What is your Scripture passage?:

From that then I remember one of my favourite bible quotes:

‘Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.’ – 1 Cor 13:4-5.

I like this quote because standing on it’s own, ‘keeps no record of wrongs’ is very difficult to do, we are hard-wired to remember them…all. But with love, all is soon forgotten & forgiven.

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