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Mollie Wright RSM Meets the Youngest Members of Wright House


Mollie Wright RSM with students of Year 7 at Mercedes College, Perth


A group of Year 7 students who are part of Wright House at Mercedes College, Perth have recently hosted a morning tea for their patron, Mollie Wright RSM.


The morning tea was hosted by the girls so that they could meet Sister Mollie and hear some of her stories about her time as a student at St Joseph’s in the early 1940’s. The girls were delighted to hear stories of clandestine midnight feasts in the boarding house as well as memories of her time as a young sister at Victoria Square in the early 1950’s and her less than delighted reaction to being given the name of ‘Assisium’. The girls were also interested to hear Sister Mollie’s memories of when their teachers such as Mrs Adams and Mrs Roberts were students at the College. Fortunately, she had lots of good things to report about both of them!


After being presented with flowers, letters written by 7.6 as well as her Wright badge, Sister Mollie joined staff and students for morning tea. Sr Mollie also joined us in saying the prayer of Saint Frances of Assisi (after whom she was named), the College prayer, which she chose for the school when she was Principal. Mercedes College said that it was wonderful to have Sister Mollie in our midst again and they look forward to her next visit.