Testimony of Sister Moira, Finglas / Ireland

Sister Moira, Finglas Community, will be 93 years in September. Moira has been involved in family work for many years, mainly in Limerick and Ballymun, Dublin. In Limerick she worked as a public health nurse and in this role worked with families who had many needs.

In 1971 she responded to a request to set up a service for children aged two to five years in Ballymun. The service began with 3 staff and very little resources and accepted the children with greatest need, referred by public health nurses.

Moira worked with other agencies and was tireless in seeking funding so that the service could be maintained and developed. The Montessori method was introduced and continues to be used in the Centre. 
Moira retired from this work in 1994, then she found a new way to live out her missionary spirit and use her creative gifts. She began to knit Crib figures and involved other sisters and workers in her efforts.
 
These crib sets are in demand and the proceeds from her work have been donated over the years to the homeless and at the moment to Haiti where Moira’s niece works. 
 
The Eucharistic Congress takes place in Dublin in June. Moira attended the Congress in Dublin in 1932 when she was 12 years old. She has been invited by the parish to the closing Mass of this Congress and given a special place because she was there 80 years ago. Moira and the community are very excited and rejoice at this priviledge.
 
Sisters Ethna and Maria, Finglas community, Ireland
 

 

31/05/2012
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