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Cardinal Timothy Dolan presided at Mass, celebrated by Bishop Michael Smith, in
St Mary’s Parish, Drogheda to inaugurate the mission of
four New York religious sisters
who have set up a new convent in Ireland.
Earlier this month, four members of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal left their convent in the
York to set up this missionary outreach in the
Diocese of Meath.
Bishop Michael Smith had, on a previous occasion, informed Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, that the Sisters of Mercy were leaving St Mary’s Parish in
Drogheda, having served
there since 1854. Cardinal Dolan, who was educated by Irish Sisters of Mercy in
requested the new religious community – the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal –
to make their home in St Mary’s Parish, Ballwin, Missouri Drogheda.
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