Sr. McDERMOTT, Philippe SSC


* 1923 在愛爾蘭 (Ireland) 鄧多克 (Dundalk) 出生
* 1945 年入會
* 1956
* 1985
6 12 日在香港逝世

Death of Sister Philippe McDermott S.S.C.

Sister Mary Philippe McDermott died at the Ruttonjee Sanatorium on Wednesday, 12 June 1985.

Sister Philippe was born in Dundalk, Ireland, 1923. She joined the Columban Sisters in 1945, and after serving in Ireland for some years was assigned to Hong Kong in 1956.

She worked as Hospital Secretary at the Ruttonjee Sanatorium until 1966, when she was assigned to the small community at Ta Kwu Ling, Fanling. The work at Fanling fulfilled all her desires as a Missionary. She was known and loved by everybody in Ta Kwu Ling. She spent herself on others and was ready to help in any kind of need. She entered into all their problems and was forever either getting children into schools or getting the right jobs for young people.

In 1970 she returned to Ireland where she served until she was reassigned back to Hong Kong in 1982. Sister Philippe was diagnosed to have cancer in 1978. Though she responded to treatment early on, she knew it was bound to recur. Last year the tumour had involved her lung. She realized then the time was short. She worked at her job in Ruttonjee until 2 months ago when she was admitted as a patient. Up to the end Sister Philippe’s concern was for others – for their comfort and their health. She was loved as a Sister, and loved as a patient. She died as she hand lived as an apostle of Christ.

Solemn Mass on the tenth anniversary of the death of Mgr. Josemaria Escriva, Founder of OPus Dei, will be celebrated on 26 June 1985, at 6:30pm in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Caine Road, Hong Kong.

All friends are invited.
21 June 1985



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1985年 6 月 21 日

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