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Devotion to Eileen goes global

The United States west coast city of Spokane in Washington state, 500 kilometres east of Seattle, home to half a million people, would be unfamiliar to many Australians. It’s well and truly off the list of common tourist destinations.

Brown Nurses 60th marks Eileen’s enduring influence

Hundreds have gathered from across Australia for a special Mass last Sunday at Newcastle’s Sacred Heart Cathedral to mark 60 years of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor in the city.

Six decades of Serving the poorest of the poor

For two-thirds of its 60 year history in Newcastle, the softly-spoken Sr Margaret-Mary Birgan has been the public face of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor in the proud industrial city, north of Sydney.

Honouring Sydney’s Saint in waiting

Servant of God Eileen O’Connor has been honoured with a special Mass on the anniversary of her death at the home where she spent much of her life, devoted to caring for the needs of the sick poor in Sydney in the early 20th century.

Eileen, pray for us!

Archbishop Fisher urges prayers for intercession of sainthood candidate in NSW euthanasia crisis.

Mass honours Eileen

A special Mass was held on the Feast of the Assumption to honour a Sydney saint in waiting who had a profound devotion to...

New memorial to our saint in waiting

A site which played an influential role in the faith formation of Australia’s ‘saint in the making’ Eileen O’Connor now has a permanent memorial...

Faithful mark Eileen’s centenary

A century after she died, Sydney’s homegrown order,  Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor, gathered on Sunday to mark the passing into eternal life...

Site devoted to Eileen O’Connor launched

Archdiocese spreads the word on Australia's saint-in-waiting fondly known as 'Little Mother'.

Eileen O’Connor principals saintly story

You may have seen in The Daily Telegraph a story about their Top Teachers Campaign? The Telegraph asked for parents and students to nominate...
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