Monday, March 25, 2013

Sister Mary Glowrey to be declared a servant of God

Catholic News
March 20, 2013

Dr Sister Mary Glowrey JMJ will be declared a Servant of God in India next week, the Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart announced yesterday in a media release.

The poor were the people of her choice and incurable patients had a special place in her heart.

“It is my pleasure to let you know that on Wednesday, 27th March 2013, at the Chrism Mass in the Diocese of Guntur, India, Bishop Gali Bali will declare Dr Sister Mary Glowrey a ‘Servant of God’ as the commencement of the diocesan phase of the process for possible Beatification,” Archbishop Hart said in the release.

Mary Glowrey was a gifted doctor at Saint Vincent’s Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, and had a private practice in Collins St Melbourne. She was the founding President of the Catholic Women’s League of Victoria and Wagga Wagga.

She later went to India in 1920, joined the Congregation of the Society of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, and was the Founder of the Catholic Health Association of India.

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