31 May 1913. Mary Drohan enters Our Lady’s Home, just five days after Cissie McLaughlin. With two volunteer nurses, the mission of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor can begin. Mary was born at Ballarat, Victoria, in 1878 and educated at the local convent. She was introduced to Eileen O’Connor by co-founder of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor, Rev. Edward (Ted) McGrath msc, who was a confrère of her brother, Rev. Edward Drohan msc. Fathers McGrath and Drohan had studied at the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Seminary at Kensington together and later served as assistant priests in the Diocese of Christchurch in New Zealand.