Sister Catherine of the Infant Jesus

Hannorah Catherine Clifford was born on June 17, 1897 in Hatham, Victoria, Australia, of a family strong in the Catholic faith. She entered the Sydney Carmelite Monastery in 1919 and made her Religious Profession on December 12, 1920. In 1937 Sister Catherine came to Auckland as one of the seven Foundation members of Auckland Carmel. In 1952, due to her ill health, Sister returned to Australia and was admitted to Mount St. Margaret Hospital in Ryde, New South Wales where she received the devoted care of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary until her death on April 15, 1978. She was visited there each week by Extern Sisters from the Sydney Carmelite Monastery. Sister Catherine was prayerful and had a deep love of Our Lady; she offered all her sufferings for the Church and remained devoted to the Carmelite Order and to the Auckland Community. Her Funeral took place at the Sydney Carmelite Chapel.