In early March 2019, the Nuns left the USA and arrived in Sydney, to be welcomed by friends and family.
Images by Giovanni Portelli Photography
On Sunday 3 March 2019, the Nuns attended Holy Mass at the Maternal Heart of Mary Chapel, Lewisham.
Images 2-4 by Alphonsus Fok
On Sunday 10 March, 2019 the Nuns attended Holy Mass at St Laurence O’Toole Church in Forbes, which is the administrative heart of the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes. Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green was in attendance and welcomed the Nuns formally to his Diocese. Holy Mass was celebrated by Monsignor Thorburn, Vicar General of the Diocese of Lincoln, NE (USA).
Finally, on 11 March 2019 the Nuns walked up the dusty drive and entered their new Monastery, commencing with Holy Mass celebrated by Monsignor Thorburn.
A story about the Nuns’ arrival also appeared in the Catholic Weekly: Traditional church restored to glory (4 March 2019)