Death Notice: Sr. Paschal, Infant Jesus Sister

2011 Sr.Paschal IJS - on her 100th birthdayO’SULLIVAN (Cloughduv, Co. Cork and Japan) : On December 17, 2013, peacefully in her 102nd year at St. Joseph’s Convent, Model Farm Road, SR. PASCHAL(Jennie), Infant Jesus Sister (Drishane). Sadly missed by her loving Community, nephews Tim, John, Michael and Jim, nieces Anne, Bids and Angela, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews, great-grandnieces, extended family relatives and friends.

Reception prayers on Wednesday evening at 5pm at Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11am. Funeral afterwards to Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet.

Sr.Paschal spent 75 years on mission in Japan, returning just four years ago. Read more about her on the Infant Jesus Sisters website


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2 thoughts on “Death Notice: Sr. Paschal, Infant Jesus Sister”

  1. We, Japanese students at Denenchofu-Futaba don’t know how to thank her enough for all the kindness, warmth and endless smiles she has given to us Japanese students. I myself was given English lessons since kindergarten, and so was my daughter. It has been more than 50 years since I met her first. I was a pen-pal with Rosari, her niece, for a while. I wondering how she is now.
    I pray for Sr Paschal’s happiness in heaven. She could not have lived a better life. We were so deeply influenced by her existence at our school. Thank you so very much.

  2. A life less ordinary: Spending time with the last Irish missionary nun in Japan.

    James Creedon (@JamesCreedonF24), a journalist based in Paris for France 24, spent a year recording the memories of his elderly cousin Sr.Paschal (a Drishane nun), the last Irish missionary nun in Japan. As he turns the footage into a documentary, he tells her story.

    read the article in the Irish Examiner (Nov 7th 2015)

    James was interviewed on Spirit Radio recently. Click on the below link to hear the interview:

    Above is a short preview of the film (from

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