22 March 2018. The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP, begins the formal process for the beatification of Eileen O’Connor. He appoints Rome-based priest, Father Anthony Robbie, as postulator, the person who will guide the cause for beatification or canonisation through the Church’s rigorous processes for recognising a person as a saint. “I am very pleased to announce this next step in the cause of Eileen O’Connor,” Archbishop Fisher says. “Eileen was a young woman who received the love of God, multiplied it in her heart, and passed it on to others. It is my hope that the heroic and saintly example of Eileen O’Connor will inspire everyone to live faithful lives as disciples of Jesus Christ.” Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor former congregational leader and Eileen O’Connor Centenary Project Leader, Sr Margaret Mary Birgan oln, says the announcement is a joyful day for the 65-year-old congregation. “We welcome this joyful news with great gratitude to God – and we joyfully thank all the sisters, volunteers, benefactors and everyone who as walked with us in our long journey,” she says.