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Photo #47488

Last Name: Purcell

First Name : Sr. Mary

Middle Name: Laurentia

Subject's City: Rockhampton

Subject's State: Queensland

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Subject's Country: Australia

Date: 1921-1940

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Nee: Mary Bridget Purcell

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Comments: Sr. Mary Laurentia Purcell (Nee: Mary Bridget Purcell) | Rockhampton Queensland Australia | 1921-1940 | Comments: Mary Brigid Purcell was born in 1907 in Gortnagroagh, Co. Galway, Ireland. She was a daughter of National School teachers, Patrick Purcell (1882-1975) and Mary Bridget Reynolds (1881-1927). Like so many Irish people of her generation she suffered from TB. Having entered the Sisters of Mercy as a postulant her superiors sent her to Australia in the belief that the dry climate would restore her health. She left Tilbury Docks in London by boat in late 1927. She entered the Rockhampton Sisters of Mercy on 23rd December 1927, was received as Sr. Mary Laurentia on 15th August 1928 and was professed on her death-bed on 1st October 1932. Sr M Laurentia is buried in the Sisters of Mercy plot at the North Rockhampton Cemetery

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