Sister Mary Catherine Teresa of the Trinity

Sister Mary Catherine was born at Koraih, Victoria. Australia on November 5, 1903. Her parents, Cornelius and Anne O'Sullivan had nine children and Mary Catherine inherited from them a strong and deep faith. In 1937 she entered the Carmel of where her sister, Margaret was Prioress and made her Profession in 1938. In response to the need for help in the Auckland Carmel - Sister Mary Catherine joined this Community in 1946 being called Sister Mary Teresa. It was evident soon after her arrival that she was not well and underwent several major operations. These were followed by intense suffering, not only for a time but in various ways for the rest of her life. Later in life it was necessary for her to receive medical care outside the Monastery and it was while Sister was at the Home of Compassion in Wanganui that she collapsed and died on July 26, 1973. Sr. Mary Teresa had a profound trust in God and a loving sympathy for the sufferings of others.
(We do not have any photos of Sister Mary Catherine Teresa, as, for many years no photos were taken here.)