Open Days to mark the Centenary of the Death of Servant of God Eileen O’ Connor

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, pilgrimages to Eileen’s tomb in Coogee are currently limited to a monthly Open Day, with the next one to be held on Sunday 7 March.

Time: 10:30am-2pm

Registration is available for a maximum of 20 people per session with two sessions held on the day.

Session 1 (10:30am-12:00pm)

Introductory Talk: Dr Jocelyn Hedley

Dr Hedley currently works for the Historical Commission for the Archdiocese of Sydney and has written and researched extensively on the life of Eileen O’Connor. She holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame Australia on the history of the Catholic pro-life movement in Sydney. She has tutored in Performance Studies at Macquarie University and worked as a dramaturg, a historian and for many years, as a radio announcer and producer. Dr Hedley is the author of And Here Begin the Work of Heaven: The Spirituality of Eileen O’Connor, Co-Founder of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor, Hidden in the Shadow of Love: the story of Mother Theresa McLaughlin and Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor and of the young adult novel The Wish Kin.

Outline of Session 1

10:30-11:00 Refreshments and an optional introductory talk by Dr Jocelyn Hedley (with time set aside for a Q & A)
11:00-12:00- Various options available:
Visit to Chapel (maximum capacity 20)
Visit to Bedroom and Museum (maximum capacity 6)
Quiet reflection in Garden
Chat to one of the Sisters or Dr Hedley
12:00 Depart Premises

REGISTER HERE

Session 2 (12:30pm-2:00pm)

Outline of Session 2

12:30-1pm Refreshments and optional talk by Dr Hedley with time set aside for a Q & A
1:00-2:00 Various options available
Visit to Chapel (maximum capacity 20)
Visit to Bedroom and Museum (maximum capacity 6)
Quiet reflection in Garden
Chat to one of the Sisters or Dr Hedley
2:00pm Depart Premises

REGISTER HERE

Save the Date – 2021 Open Days

Registrations will in time be available for further open days on these dates:

2 May
6 June
4 July
1 August
5 September
3 October