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Cairns sister recognised for outstanding contribution to Catholic educationAugust 2, 2007
Congratulations to Sister Rita O’Malley (
Around 800 students, teachers, parents and friends representing Catholic education communities from across Queensland gathered in St Stephen’s Cathedral in Brisbane on Monday July 23 when Archbishop John Bathersby officially launched Catholic Education Week 2007.
Sister Rita O’Malley, Adult Faith Education Co-ordinator, Catholic Education Office,
Rita was an immigrant to
As a Cairns Sister of Mercy, almost all of Rita’s teaching career took place at St Monica’s College,
Now involved in adult faith education, predominately with teachers in Catholic schools, many hours are spent not just tutoring groups but then following up on a one-on-one basis, knowing that when the topic is theology, it is accompanied by a parallel faith journey that needs supporting.
The dedication and thoroughness with which she does her work has led her to have a large band of followers, whose faith and learning have advanced under her guidance.
From: Sister Mary-Ann Lennon (Local Communications Facilitator, Cairns)
Read “Lesson in United Faith“ in the online edition of The Catholic Leader.
Find out more about Catholic Education Week in Queensland.