Nuns celebrate 150th anniversary

Celebration of 150 years of the Foundation of Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, at St Mary Star of the Sea Church
Celebration of 150 years of the Foundation of Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, at St Mary Star of the Sea Church

A group of 57 nuns from around the world came together to celebrate 150 years of the foundation of The Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions.

Also in the congregation that assembled at St Mary Star of the Sea Church were past pupils of the former secondary Sacred Heart, friends, and associates, staff and pupils of the Sacred Heart Primary and St Mary Star of the Sea schools, and parishioners.

The work of the Sisters started in Lyon, in France, but the celebration was truly international with the congregational leader, Sister Maureen Mc Bride and her team from Rome, and with the five continents where the sisters are on mission represented.