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Josephine Cannell

"we knew that it would be a different kind of life"

Sister Mary Luigi: A Nun for almost 90 years

Josephine Cannell, also known as Sister Mary Luigi, has dedicated nearly 90 years to the Sisters of Charity. Born in 1918 in New Norfolk, Tasmania, Josephine’s path led her to Hobart and then on to Sydney where she joined the convent. She began her lifelong mission of teaching and ministry at just 16 years. Josephine has authored two books, ‘A Seed that Grew: The Story of St Columba’s’ and ‘To the Beckoning Shores: Urged on by the Love of Christ’, which delves into the historic journey of the Sisters into Tasmania in 1847.

Age in Video
105 years
Date of Birth
24th February 1918
Place of Birth
New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
Thanks To

Sr Cathy Meese, Elizabeth Nicol

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