Sr Margaret Mary celebrates

On Saturday 29th August Sr Margaret Mary O’Connell of our Shannonbridge community celebrated her Golden Jubilee of Profession as an Ursuline Sister with family, congregation and friends.  Her day began with Mass celebrated by her friend Fr Jimmy SPS, and five other priests including clergy from the  two local parishes and Fr Hugh Duffy SJ her first cousin.  Music for the Mass was led by Sr Maire from our Cork Meadowgrove house.  The celebration then moved for lunch at the Old Fort Restaurant in Shannonbridge.  The day concluded with a song composed by Sr Mercedes of our Thurles community to celebrate the stages of Margaret’s Ursuline life which have taken her from Thurles to Brecon, Wales to Africa where she served in Lorugumu and in Kitui, then on to Ballytivnan in Sligo and now to Ard Chiarain in Shannonbridge.

We congratulate Sr Margaret Mary and wish her every blessing in the coming years.