Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Vortex: Another Aussie Saint?

Here's the story of a woman many Australians hope will be their second saint: Eileen O'Connor, who founded the religious order of Our Lady's Nurses for the Poor, despite the fact that she herself was crippled and in severe pain for most of her life. She died at the age of 28, and seventeen years later, her body was found to be incorrupt.

Eileen O'Connor

Go to their website to learn more about this order of nun-nurses, nicknamed the "Brown Nurses" for their brown cloaks and bonnets, chosen in honor of St. Joseph.

Watch this episode of the Vortex for other details.

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