Remembering our departed Sisters
The Irish Embassy in Nigeria recently shared this photo taken at the old Dutch Cemetery in Elmina, Ghana. The headstone is of Sr Perpetua OLA, born 1865, died 1890.
The OLA Sisters opened a school for girls in Elmina way back in March 1884. Life was difficult and those first missionaries to Ghana were plagued by illness and death; epidemics of blackwater fever, yellow fever and malaria.
Last Saturday, 29th June, we celebrated our biennial Remembrance Day at Ardfoyle Convent, Cork; remembering all OLA Sisters from the Province who are buried in Ireland and in graveyards across the African continent