Posts Tagged ‘Irish nun’

Sr Mary Beatta Gerrity
RSM: Singing Irish Nun

Sister Beatta Gerrity, affectionately known as the “Singing Irish Nun,” sang at the funerals of many people who lost their lives on September 11. Sr. Beatta, a Sister of Mercy nun since 1959, lives in Rockville Center, a community that she estimates lost 43 young people in the attacks. Having been a teacher for 30Read more..

Ireland’s Banished Children

Many of the thousands of Irish babies adopted in the U.S. in the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s are reclaiming their roots. Emer Mullins reports. ℘℘℘ In a quiet convent outside Dublin, an elderly nun is in possession of a veritable Pandora’s Box relating to one of the most controversial periods in Irish social history. Sr.Read more..