Sr. Mary Evangelist Duggan was born in Lisnaboy, Millstreet, on 15th August 1859 and was named Margaret by her parents, Cornelius Duggan, a merchant, and his wife, Margaret (Hickey). At the age of 16 she travelled to Australia on board the Samuel Plimsoll, as an assisted migrant, occupation dairy maid, arriving on 22nd October, 1875 and entered the Sisters of St. Joseph at Perthville on 1st November 1875 where she was known as Sister M. Bridget. She was received on 7th April 1876 and professed on 15th August 1877, her eighteenth birthday. She renewed her vows in Perthville on Christmas Day, 1879. She was chosen by Mother Benedict Hickey (originally from Tooreenbawn, Millstreet) to lead the founding community to Goulburn, arriving on 13th August 1882. She made her final vows with Sr. M. Ignatius, another of the founding group of sisters, in Goulburn on 8th July 1884. Sr. M. Teresa Fallon, also in the founding community, renewed her vows on the same day.
Sr. M. Evangelist led the Congregation from 1882 to 1892. She died in Goulburn on 3rd March, 1951, aged 91. She had been in NSW for 75 years. Her funeral was on 4th March 1951 with Fr. Laurie Gallagher as chief celebrant. She is buried in St. Patrick’s cemetery, Goulburn. [read more …] “Sister Mary Evangelist Duggan”
SUPPORT FOR THE APPLICATON OF AN “AFRICAN CATHOLIC FAMILY” WHO LIVED IN MILLSTREET – LEAVE TO STAY IN IRELAND.
We are extremely grateful to all those who contributed to the above in any way – Wrote letters, requested signatures, signed petitions, designed and printed posters. A special thank you to Canon Fitzgerald for use of the church yard.
700 signatures and your letters of character reference make up a dossier that supports the application, sent to the Minister for Justice and Equality.
It has been advised that it may be some time before a decision is made.
Your support has been invaluable to the family.
Mona Linehan, Pat Breen, Mona & Michael O’ Sullivan.