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For more than 100 years, Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor – fondly known as the Brown Nurses – has performed a unique ministry of healthcare, advocacy and friendship for the sick poor and disadvantaged.

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Servant of God

Australia’s ‘saint in waiting’, Eileen O’Connor, has been recognised as Servant of God by the Holy See.

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July 24 2021. A Thanksgiving Mass to mark the centenary of the death of Servant of God and Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor co-founder, Eileen O’Connor, was celebrated at St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane, on July 24. 

13 July 2021. A striking mural depicting Servant of God and co-founder of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor, Eileen O’Connor, has been unveiled at Our Lady of Mount Carmel primary school in Waterloo, where Eileen attended school in the early 1900s.

19 July 2021. It is with deep sadness that Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor has announced the death of Sister Anne O’Shaughnessy OLN in her 59th year of religious life.

February 19 2021. Eileen O’Connor’s birthday (February 19) was marked with a very special Mass celebrated by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP at St Thomas Church, Lewisham for the students, staff and parents of Eileen O’Connor Catholic College, Lewisham.

10 January 2021. Eileen O’Connor: Little Mother Down Under is a a wonderful 32-page children’s book that describes the inspiring life of Eileen O’Connor to young readers.

10 January 2021. A small group of marked the centenary of the death of Servant of God and Co-Founder of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor, Eileen O’Connor, with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St Brigid’s Church, Coogee.

28 September 2019. Bishop Anthony Randazzo launches Dr Jocelyn Hedley’s new book, Hidden in the Shadow of Love, which examines the life of Mother Theresa McLaughlin and the early years of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor.

20 February 2020. Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher OP, celebrates a Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, to officially open the Cause of Beatification and Canonisation of Servant of God, Eileen Rosaline O’Connor.

6 January 2019. You are invited to join us at Our Lady’s Home, Coogee, this Thursday (10 January 2019) to mark the 98th anniversary of the death of Eileen Rosaline O’Connor, co-founder of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor and Servant of God.

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