Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.
Sister Padua Flanagan,
Sisters of Charity nun:
She became nun 1894.
Sisters of Charity.
She took name "Sister Padua", or "Sister Mary Padua", poss. also "Pauline".
Grave has her as "Sister Joseph Padua".
[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 in 1911 census at Mt. St. Anne's. She is "Mary Flanagan".
Biography of Mary Aikenhead: 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, Howth road.
See cover page of religious notes prepared by her shortly before death.
Sisters of Charity grave plot.
Photo 2017. See full size.
See other shot. See main cross.
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