The Holy Rosary Sisters Visit to Cabra

The Visit to Cabra

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The Dominican and Holy Rosary Sisters at Cabra

By Sr. Catherine Hally, Holy Rosary Sisters.

On 24 February 2024, the Congregational Leadership Team and some Sisters from the Central Region went to the Dominican Convent in Cabra, Dublin to remember and honour that time 100 years ago when four Dominican Sisters left their convent in Cabra to travel to Drumully House, Killeshandra Co Cavan to establish MSHR.

It was a joyful gathering with the Dominican Prioress and Council and other sisters. Having been welcomed by the Prioress General, Sr Franca Onyibor gave a short account of the history behind the date and its significance for both communities. Franca then presented the Dominican Sisters with a beautiful clock in gratitude for all they had done to support MSHR over the past 100 years.

A visit to the convent cemetery then followed. The graves of each of the eight Dominican Sisters associated with Killeshandra in the Foundation Decade (1924-1934) were marked by a vase of Spring flowers. All paused and remembered those pioneer Sisters in prayer and gratitude.

 We bid farewell to the Sisters and thanked them for their warm welcome, hospitality, generosity and time, knowing that the Prioress General and Council were flying to Argentina the next day to visit the Dominican communities in that country.