Sr. Francis Moylott celebrates her Golden Jubilee
at Mount Oliver, Dundalk
May 26th 2012 marked a special day in Mount Oliver as sisters, family and friends gathered to mark the Golden Jubilee of Sr. Francis Mylott. The day began with a Eucharistic Liturgy celebrated by Fr. Michael Cusack CSSR, a family friend. Sr. Felicia, gave a welcoming address which contained anecdotes of Francis’ years as an F.M.S.A.
Francis entered our novitiate in Boston, USA. and made Profession there in 1962. She was young woman, in a foreign country, who courageously took the step of dedicating her life to God and who would travel throughout many parts of Africa making His love known. Francis trained in Ireland as a nurse and midwife before embarking on her first mission to Muthale Hospital, in Kenya.
Later appointments included Ethiopia, where she mastered a difficult language, gave great care and generosity to the local people, who came to truly love her. Francis had a gift of starting pioneer ventures with a very different type of mission presence. Aids work, orphans, destitute homeless people were often reached by her on horseback! Local women observed her, were inspired, and followed suit. They became the local care-givers.
Francis motto “Thy will be done” was lived out in Uganda, Zimbabwe and Ireland, in tremendous service to all. A celebratory meal followed the liturgy among family and friends who had travelled many miles to be with a beautiful and inspiring woman on her special day of thanksgiving and rejoicing as the photographs illustrate.
Francis with her sister, Cathy