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 5 September.

The number of attendees may be limited, subject to NSW Health advice.

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:

10.45am Arrival and refreshments
11.00am Talk and Q & A with historian Dr Jocelyn Hedley
11.30am Visit to Chapel and Museum
12.30 pm Mass


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