I was born in Glasgow in 1950, the first born and only girl in a family of four. I felt called to the FMSJ’s through reading our Herald when I was in secondary school. I made First Profession in 1970 and after 18 months in Franciscourt did Teacher Training and then taught for a year in St Hilda’s Secondary School in Burnley. After doing a Missiology diploma at the Missionary Institute in London I went to Kenya in 1976.
I taught in Nyabururu Secondary school for 8 years which was a good introduction to the culture as well as a very enjoyable experience. In 1985 I went to Kisumu as the diocesan Religious Education Adviser working with primary school teachers and catechists. In 1993 I joined the staff of the new Mill Hill Basic Formation Centre in Luanda on a part-time basis. In 1999 after 12 years as Regional Superior I did an MA in Spirituality in Dublin which was a very enriching experience. I returned to England in 2011 after being elected onto the congregational leadership team and being appointed the congregational bursar.
I have always loved teaching which I thank God was my ministry for most of my life.Back to all stories