Sunday, 9 December 2012
Saturday, 8 December 2012
|ONE OF THE SCHOOL CRESTS|
"Wow - I am happy to find this page, and to see comments from Yvonne (Cullen) mentioning Roxanne. I was at St. Pat's for grades 3-5 (1969-1972), starting in the portables with Miss Sears (I think). We lived at 199 Lemarchant Road, which is now gone. I live in Ottawa now. I used to write a friend from Lemarchant, asking about Roxanne, because just before we moved to Ontario (my dad was in the military and we were transferred) one of the Cullen girls was hit by a car on Lemarchant - I saw it happen and it has never left my memory.
St. Pat's was a beautiful time for me. It was one of my most memorable schools (numbering 14 before I graduated high school). I absolutely lived in the library with Sister Redempta (spelling?), reading voraciously anything I could get my hands on. I was in the Choir and we sang at Kiwanis, but I mouthed the words as I was terrified to mess up. I loved the concerts. I was a Girl Guide. I was so curious about the nuns and their residence.
I visited the Church and grounds this summer. Such a good feeling washed over me there.
Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me, and I will keep up here to see what other memories people have.
Saturday, 1 December 2012
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Thursday, 4 October 2012
"Here is a picture taken in August at lunch at Press & Bean when Regina Doran was home from Kissimmee, Florida, for a few weeks.
We are: Betty Fitzgerald, Joan Reynolds, Regina Doran, Rosemary Ashley, Patricia McCarthy, Judy Fitzgerald, Patricia Connolly, Kathleen Dobbin,and Mary Bulger (all maiden names)
We have class get-togethers three times a year: April, September, and December, and usually have approximately 15 - 20 in attendance. We also have spontaneous lunches if one of the girls is visiting from away. I can also forward pictures from our 50th reunion in 2008."
Betty Fitzgerald, Joan Reynolds, Regina Doran, Rosemary Ashley, Patricia McCarthy, Judy Fitzgerald, Patricia Connolly, Kathleen Dobbin and Mary Bulger (all maiden names)
Saturday, 29 September 2012
|Memoriam Card for Dean Ryan|
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
|THE NAMES (click on the pictures to enlarge them.)|
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
|St Patrick's Convent School, Patrick St, about 1956|
Saturday, 18 August 2012
|Faculty, St Patrick's Convent School, 1979|
Thursday, 16 August 2012
Please feel free to print my comments and also my email address. I'd love to hear from other ladies who attended this school.
I wish someone would send in more of these class pics say from
-Mrs Linehan so many fine teachers and of course Sr. Luke!!!!
Thank you-- Christine (Barry) Chipman
PS- have to post as anonymous as only way it would."
|ST PATRICK'S FACULTY, 1979. HOW MANY CAN YOU NAME?|
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
|"COR UNUM INTER NOS"|
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
For this beautiful Family photo I am indebted to Eleanor Dalton. A little while ago I posted a picture of my mother and her friend, Sr Josephine. (LINK HERE) Sr Josephine spent many years at St Patrick's and, although I never knew her myself, I know that she was a popular and well loved member of the community. I was very pleasantly surprised when Eleanor contacted me to say that Sr Josephine was her great-aunt. (LINK HERE) Sr Josephine and her sister, Sr Agnes, were on the photo that I posted. Eleanor informed me that there was a third Halleran sister who was a Presentation Sister and she promised to send me a picture of the three sisters. True to her promise, Eleanor has sent me this wonderful picture.
|THE HALLERAN SISTERS FROM TREPASSEY|
LINKS TO THIS POST
RAISING MONEY FOR THE NEW SCHOOL
GREAT AUNTS WHO WERE REALLY GREAT
Sunday, 1 July 2012
|THE FIGHTING NEWFOUNDLANDER|
|PADRE THOMAS NANGLE|
Friday, 22 June 2012
|MRS GREENE'S GRADE 4 CLASS, 1979|
2nd ROW: T Greening, J Cobbs, D Piercy, M Avery, L Walsh, H McDonald, D Tobin, L Mason
3rd ROW: D Tucker, A M Fagan, M Kavanagh, T Ennis, R Cullen, S Rossiter, L Marshall, K Murphy, L O'Connell
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
|HOLY CROSS SCHOOL, GRADE 11, 1957|
Sunday, 17 June 2012
|ST PATRICK'S BASKETBALL TEAM, 1955/56|
Left to Right: M Sorenson, ??, B King, J Wadden, A Hamlyn, C Whelan, M O’Brien, R Stanford, J Galway, Y Snow, B Nugent, P Silver, A Mercer, ??, S Cole, M Madden,
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
|Sr M Josephine, Nellie Williams|
and Sr M Agnes. The Sisters are
Eleanor's Great Aunts and Nellie
is my dear Mother.
|Sr M Xaveria Fardy,|
Mark's Great Aunt
I also received an e-mail from Dora Reid. Dora is interested in a School reunion. I think many of you would be interested in a reunion so I am posting Dora's e-mail for all to read. If you are planning a reunion or know of any that might be taking place, please let us know & we will give you all the publicity that we can. Here is Dora's e-mail.
Sunday, 10 June 2012
|ST CLARE AND THE BLESSED SACRAMENT|
Sunday, 20 May 2012
|OUR LADY OF FATIMA, BASILICA OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST,|
ST JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND
Thursday, 17 May 2012
|St Patrick's Basketball Team, 1979|
Second Row: Mrs S Wade (coach), D Woodford, V Hawco, J Tucker, D Fitzpatrick, C Thompson, T Moore, E Donnelley, L Hickey, T Minnett, G Evans, M Keating (manager)
Monday, 30 April 2012
|MSGR JAMES DOODY|
I notice that long time Pastor of St Patrick's, Msgr James Doody, has recently been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. This is a special medal commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne. The medal is awarded to those who have made major contributions to their communities. This Msgr Doody has certainly done over his many years of priesthood. So, I dedicate this post to Msgr Doody and, on behalf of all St Patrick's Convent School girls ( and boys), I thank him for his years of dedicated service to St Patrick's Parish and congratulate him on receipt of his well merited award.
Sunday, 22 April 2012
|Sr M Xaveria & an unamed pupil|
Monday, 9 April 2012
“There passed away at the Presentation Convent, St Patrick’s, on Wednesday last at 4:45 a.m. the venerable Mother M Caulfield, a well known and highly esteemed member of the Presentation Order.
The deceased, who was born in Limerick City, entered the Presentation Convent, Cathedral Square, in 1851. She made her Profession there in 1854. A few years afterwards she was sent to the recently established foundation at Riverhead, where she zealously laboured for the spiritual and temporal welfare of the many souls committed to her care during her long religious life of sixty-nine years.
In 1876 she, with Rev Dean Ryan and Sr M Patrick Kielly, was instrumental in establishing the Sodality of the Children of Mary at St Patrick’s (the first Sodality of G. de M. in this Island). In 1884 she, with Rev Father Palmer (then stationed at St Patrick’s) established the Confraternity of St Anne of which she was Directress till her death.”
The article continues with a report of the death of another Sister at St Patrick’s. (More about that at a later date.)
The report concludes with “We have loved them in life, let us not be unmindful of them in death.”
I was unable to turn up any details of the funeral but, just by chance, I saw Sister’s headstone in the little cemetery at St Patrick’s. Also, just by chance, I had my camera with me. So, of course, I took a picture of the grave. I don’t profess to be a photographer so please make allowances for the quality of the photo and just enjoy this little bit of St Patrick’s history.
|Grave of Sr M Aloysius Caulfield|
Friday, 6 April 2012
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
|ARE YOU HERE?|
Sr Anne Hickey's Grade 4 Class, 1979
(Click on the picture to enlarge it)
Saturday, 17 March 2012
I remember learning this song for St Patrick's Day when I was in Miss Murphy's Kindergarten Class - way back in the early 50s. Do any of you remember learning it too? Anyway, since it is St Patrick's Day, a very special Day for all of us, I thought I would post the song by John McCormack. I tried to find a version by the McNulty Family because they were the most popular , at least in our house, but I couldn't find their version. I hope you all enjoy this little bit of nostalgia anyway.
Saturday, 10 March 2012
|THEY AREN'T PRESENTATIONS!|
This is an e-mail I had from my good friend, Carol (Brothers) Duggan. I heard it many years ago from that great Newfoundlander, Al Clouston, but in a slightly different format. However, this version suits this blog & I hope you will all get a laugh out of it. Thanks, Carol, for the laugh. It is just one of many we have shared over the years!
Because he loved to laugh & because he spread laughter like sunshine, I dedicate this post to my dear brother, Shannon, who would have been 66 years old today. Rest in Peace, Shannon.
"WHY DON'T YOU GO TO HELL. THERE AREN'T ANY NUNS THERE!"
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Once again, Ed, many thanks for your generosity.