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Sister Padua Flanagan



Sister Padua Flanagan.
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Sister Padua Flanagan,
born 26 Nov 1875, Mary Frances Flanagan, Mary, "Polly",
became nun 1895, joined Sisters of Charity,
took name "Sister Padua" or "Sister Mary Padua", poss. also "Pauline".
[Frank Flanagan's memoirs] said: "she was a beautiful girl, and gave up a luxurious home to serve God". He said she was "the cleverest and liveliest member of the family". "She was the happiest person I ever met and the day before she joined the Charity nuns, she went to a big dance and discarded her worldly garments afterwards."
Can't find her in 1901 census.
She entered Sisters of Charity, Mt. St. Anne's Convent, Milltown, Co.Dublin, c.1902.
She is listed as "Mary Flanagan" at Mt. St. Anne's in [Census, 2 April 1911].
She was the anonymous author of a biography [Flanagan, 1924] of the founder of her order, Mary Aikenhead.
She died Mt. St. Anne's, 20 July 1936, age 60 yrs [mass card], [GROI].
See obituary and funeral report in newspaper, July 1936.
She was bur Kilbarrack cemetery (on the coast road to Howth, see street view).
See cover page of religious notes prepared by her shortly before death.





Mt. St. Anne's, Milltown, on 1887 to 1913 map.
See modern street view.






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