Sr Rose of Christ the King 11th October, 1923 – 7th May, 2015

On 7th May 2015 Sr Rose having spent seventy-three years in this monastery heard the Lord’s call again and answered in the early hours in silence and peace.

Baptised Mary Theresa she was the fourth of seven children born to Bridget (nee O’Shaughnessy) and Michael Forde at Caramore, Kilconickney, Loughrea, Co Galway.

She attended her local Primary school in Carabane and the Mercy Sisters secondary school in Loughrea. She was of a farming family who were almost self-sufficient and had good experience of crops and animals. Growing up, being the eldest girl she helped her mother at all the household chores and learned to make butter and cheese for which she won many prizes at the famed Loughrea show. It wasn’t all work and she had plenty of recreation. She cycled a lot with her brothers visiting various relations and always attended the Galway races. Her Uncle was a blacksmith who knew the people at the racetrack so she had free admission! All her life Sr Rose got great pleasure in getting a freebie!



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