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Helen O’Brien RSM: RIP

Helen O’Brien RSM (Adelaide), the first leader of the national group of Sisters of Mercy of Papua New Guinea, died in Adelaide on March 3.

Following a Vigil on March 8, Mass was celebrated on March 9 at the Passionist Monastery in Glen Osmond. A number of sisters from across the Institute who had ministered with Helen in PNG attended, including Theresia Tina RSM (Leader, PNG Sisters of Mercy) and Claudia Apelanda RSM.

The eulogy, delivered at the Mass by long-time friend Teresa Flaherty RSM (Adelaide), can be downloaded here.