+Sister Eileen Rabbitte passed away  peacefully in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin, on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017. Removal of Remains on Friday, 5th May at 5:30pm to the Convent Chapel, Magheramore, Wicklow. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 11.30am followed by Internment in the Convent Cemetery.
Lord, we ask you to receive our Sister Eileen Rabbitte into the eternal joy of your Kingdom. As she endeavoured to honour you during her life, so now allow her to taste the everlasting happiness which you promised to your faithful followers. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen
Sr. Rose Gallagher, SSC, the community Leader of Magheramore, gave a warm welcome to everybody before the Mass:

” On behalf of the sisters here in Magheramore, It is my great privilege to welcome you all… and in particular, to welcome you, Sr. Eileen’s family Paschal, Aine, Sr. Mairead, Fionnuala and Brendan, Sean and Margaret, and Noreen; extended family and friends who have come to say farewell to your beloved Eileen.

Welcome also to the Columban Fathers, the Presentation Sisters, our valued Staff members and our own sisters who have travelled to be with us.

Our thanks to Sr. Margaret Devine who is our homilist and to Fr. Pat, our resident chaplain, who will lead us in our Liturgy together with our priest concelebrants:

Frs Pat Raleigh, Owen Doyle, Paddy Hurley, Cyril Lovett, Donal O’Dea and Paddy Dooher and Paul Kenny.

Eileen’s sudden passing, has left our hearts floundering … the loss of her dynamic presence, hard to bear. From her youth, Eileen’s heart was captivated by a story… the story of a God

bent on loving the little and the least… she threw her entire self into the telling of that story… up into the high Andes mountains, down into the dusty foothills, into Parishes and pulpits…

fearlessly, courageously, disregarding boundaries and barriers!

… the story needed to be told -a story that would transform lives…stir up hope… and lift the burdens of little ones.

To this God, we turn now to say thanks, through the Eucharist … for the unique gift of Eileen in our lives and in the lives of so many across the globe.  

Gracias querida Elena, que te vaya con Dios.

Please click below the Reflection of Sr. Margaret Devine, SSC, during the Funeral Mass:



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