Memories of Sr. Damien

The National Archives of Singapore have published a synopsis of an oral interview with Sr Damien Murphy (Also known as Sr Peggy), a Drishane Sister who trained in Drishane and worked in Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, before retiring to St Josephs in Cork. She gives her own story as well as bits and pieces of other Drishane nuns.

… Still ‘altogether’. Most of the Sisters in St Joseph’s have Alzheimer’s or have had a stroke. Eleven or 12 retired Infant Jesus Sisters live in St Joseph’s. All entered the convent at Drishane. Started for the missions. Most entered knowing they were going ‘foreign’ to the missions. Still had enough Sisters to run the boarding school at Drishane…


The National Archives of Singapore
Infant Jesus Sisters, Ireland
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