Mass will be celebrated in memory of Sr Liz Curtis and Sr Nuala Egan on 21 March 2014 in St Raymond’s Parish Centre, Downey at 6.00pm. All Associates and friends of the sisters are welcome.
Sr Liz (Elizabeth) Curtis, d. 24 January 2014
Liz entered Holy Faith in 1964 having been at school in Rosbercon. Her first teaching appointments were in the Los Angeles area and then San Francisco, New Orleans, Samoa and finally to Fairfield in the Diocese of Sacramento. In each of these places, Liz was a vibrant member of the parish community serving as Parish Sister, Director of Religious Education, teacher and high school principal. In the Diocese of Sacramento, Liz spent 6 years as principal in St. Dominic School, Benecia, and her last 10 years in her much beloved Holy Spirit School, Fairfield where she proved herself to be a dynamic, energetic and much admired principal. Liz valiantly overcame her first brush with cancer eight years before her death but in mid-2013, the cancer returned and spread rapidly. Liz, her community of Holy Faith sisters and her family were deeply touched by the love and support shown by the parish and school community of Holy Spirit Fairfield. Liz is survived by her sister – Holy Faith sister, Goretti – and her brothers Mogue, Paudge and Harry, and Holy Faith sisters.
Sr Nuala Egan d. 13 February 2014
Nuala, formerly Sr Mary Basil, taught in St. Columba’s in Iona Road for 9 years. She also taught in Glasnevin and was principal in Mother of Divine Grace School Ballygall for a year before being sent on mission to California in 1963. Her years in the U.S. were all spent in the Los Angeles area where she taught maths in both grade school and high school. Music was Nuala’s real passion and in the United States she did her degree in Music and then a Masters in Choral Conducting. Over the years she was an accomplished and successful organist and choral director of many choirs both children and adult. Returning to Ireland because of ill health. Nuala settled into Glasnevin and finally into Marian House, our nursing home in the convent grounds. Nuala is survived by her sisters Eithne in Dublin and Murna in Australia and her Holy Faith sisters.