img_1532.jpg

Sisters of the Past

Sister Cecelia – Cecelia Cerecito

Profiled August 2013

Died 28 November 1884

Miss Cecelia Cerecito entered the Sisters of St Joseph in Whanganui in October 1884.

She came from the West Coast of the South Island, where she had been a teacher.  She was well educated and capable of imparting instruction in the ordinary subjects as well as teaching music.  Described as being ‘of gentle and winning disposition’, she had earlier in her life desired to enter the religious life.  

Only a month after her entry, Cecelia suddenly became ill and worsened quickly, and despite the best efforts of her doctor she died two days later on 28 November 1884.   Her Sisters and the parish priest Dean Kirk were at her bedside.  

There was much grief in the parish at the sudden death of Cecelia, and a large crowd attended the Mass of Requiem.  In an account of her death in the Wanganui Herald note was made of her many Italian friends.

The cortege was said to have been one of the largest seen at the time, and many lined the streets as the procession made its way to the Heads Road Cemetery, where she was buried.

More Articles...

  1. Sister Joseph – Margaret Kinsella
  2. Sister Berchmans – Kate Reedy
  3. Sister Bertille – Katie Ball
  4. Sister Bernard – Ellen Brownley
  5. Sister Cecelia – Agnes Sherrin
  6. Sister Barbara – Bridget O’Connor
  7. Sister Clement – Annie Daley
  8. Sister Ambrose - Margaret Enright
  9. Sister Thomas Sarah Aldridge
  10. Sister Bernadine Sophie Georgetti
  11. Sister Dorothea Katie Mullins
  12. Sister Genevieve Nora Browne
  13. Sister Sebastian Sarah McLaughlin
  14. Sister Thecla Anne McLaughlin
  15. Sister Cecelia Lucy Shanley
  16. Sister Patrick Margaret Troy
  17. Sister Damian Daisy Hudson
  18. Sister Celestine Lizzie O’Neill
  19. Sister Malachy Catherine Bourke
  20. Sister Monica Elizabeth Neads
  21. Sister Columba Margaret McWilliams
  22. Sister Zita Mabel Hogson
  23. Sister Teresa - Josephine Schmitt
  24. Sister Raphael Nellie Hodgson
  25. Sister Ignatius Alicia O’Hara
  26. Sister Rose Ellen Mathews
  27. Sister Camillus Florrie Goldfinch
  28. Sister Bridget - Annie Mathews
  29. Sister De Pazzi Rosa Kay
  30. Sister de Pazzi Lizzie Kellegher
  31. Sister Anne Kate O’Leary
  32. Sister Angela Christina Sherrin
  33. Sister Elizabeth Miss Gallagher
  34. Sister Dorothea Catherine McLaughlin
  35. Sister Anthony - Mary Coghlin
  36. Sister Catherine Hannah Lafferty
  37. Sister Veronica Annie Lee
  38. Sister Josephine Kate Burchill
  39. Sister Magdalen Mary Malone
  40. Sister Dominic Violet Clark
  41. Sister Michael Sarah Lafferty
  42. Sister Clare Kathleen Delahunty
  43. Sister Gertrude Minnie Collins
  44. Sister Bonaventure Miss Shanley
  45. Sister Aloysius - Bridget Malone
  46. Sister Sebastian Kate Therese Eising
  47. Sister Winefred Jessie Chisholm
  48. Sister Emellia Mary Murphy
  49. Sister Lawrence Josephine Links
  50. Sister Martina Elizabeth Speight
  51. Sister Evangelist Mary Links
  52. Sister Marcellus Mary Burchill
  53. Sister Philomena Julia Roache
  54. Sister Peter Rhoda Shale
  55. Sister Alphonsus Minnie Haddock
  56. Sister Bertrand Mary Herlihy
  57. Sister Dympna Kathleen O’Donnell
  58. Sister Christopher - Kate Malone
  59. Sister Joseph Maud Holcroft
  60. Sister Ursula Mary Tymons
  61. Sister Paulinus - Mary O’Neill
  62. Sister Francis Grace Lafferty
  63. Sister Margaret Hurley (formerly Sr Joanna)
  64. Sister Margaret Mary - Sabina Jillett
  65. Sister Canice Annie Whittaker
  66. Sister Baptist Cecelia Whiteford
  67. Sister de Sales Mary Casey
  68. Sister Helena Mary Frances O’Connell
  69. Sister Regis Maria Christina Shanks
  70. Sister Patrick Mary Holohan
  71. Sister Cletus Mary McKeown
  72. Sister Sylvester Teresa Gould
  73. Sister Ignatius Mary Catherine Thompson
  74. Sister Basil Ellie Moroney
  75. Sister Benedict Margaret Bridgeman
  76. Sister Lucy Mary Donovan
  77. Sister Leo Margaret O’Donnell
  78. Sister Bernard Mary Cleghorn
  79. Sister Liguori Lily Middlemiss
  80. Sister Agnes Lily Dalziell
  81. Sister Marie Norma May Ritchie (formerly Sr Philomena)
  82. Sister Ephrem Mary Bridgeman
  83. Sister Stephen Anabelle Henderson
  84. Sister Alacoque Catherine Ness
  85. Sister GERARD Alice Casey
  86. SISTER PAUL - Fanny Staite
  87. SISTER STANISLAUS Elizabeth Tankey
  88. SISTER BERNADINE - Cecelia Buckley
  89. SISTER PAULA - Patricia Mary Minogue
  90. Sister Vincent - Frances Cullinane
  91. SR MECHTILDE - Catherine Teresa Butler
  92. SISTER AGATHA - Catherine Hurley
  93. SISTER CLAUDE - Nellie Parker
  94. SISTER BERCHMANS - Norah McNamara
  95. SISTER ALEXIS - Mary Connelly O'Kane
  96. SISTER CLAVER - Lily Parker
  97. SISTER Raymond - Sarah Young
  98. SISTER HELEN - Yvonne McKeegan
  99. SISTER AUGUSTINE - Annie Hurley
  100. SISTER JULIAN - Mary Elizabeth Violet Frude
  101. SISTER MAGDALEN - Eileen Margaret McSweeney
  102. SISTER AMBROSE - Elizabeth Whyte
  103. SISTER BARBARA - Agnes Green
  104. SISTER ANTOINETTE - Kathleen Delia Miles
  105. SISTER TARCISIUS - Maureen Keegan
  106. SISTER BORGIA - Katie Kearns
  107. SISTER CELESTINE - Marjory Broome
  108. SISTER LOYOLA - Mary Ahern
  109. SISTER GONZAGA - Gladys Coles
  110. SISTER RAPHAEL - Clementina Veronica Mickleson
  111. SISTER BRENDAN - Lucy Mary Clark
  112. Sister Colette - Gertrude Mary Hogan
  113. SISTER THEODORE - Dora Helena Edney
  114. SISTER GERMAINE - Florence Ahern
  115. Sister Bertille - Alice Devon
  116. Sister Casimir - Myrtle Winefred Cleghorn
  117. Sister Immaculata - Mary Gilbert
  118. SISTER MIRIAM - KATHLEEN BEECH
  119. SISTER BEDE - NOELINE LESLIE MOFFAT
  120. Sister Enda - Frances Josepha Brown
  121. Sister Hilary - Alice Reynolds
  122. Sister Rosalie - Honora Mary Roche
  123. Sister Veronica - Florence Kathleen Rogers
  124. Sister Malachy - Rosanna McLaughlin
  125. Sister Assumpta - Kathleen Mary Loughnane
  126. Sister Fidelis - Evelyn Le Lievre
  127. Sister Benigna - Kathleen Winifred Cooper
  128. Sister Cuthbert - Mary Cullinane
  129. Sister Patricia - Jane McElroy
  130. Sister Joan - Evelyn Teresa (Eva) Bagley
  131. Sister Perpetua - Lucy Quinlan
  132. Sister Anthony - Catherine Roche
  133. Sister Monica - Jean McLeod
  134. Sister Kevin - Bridget McGrath
  135. Sister Paula Brettkelly (formerly Sr de Porres)
  136. Sister Domitille - Cecelia Margaret Reilly
  137. Sister Zita - Mary Anisy
  138. Sister Columba - Eileen O'Brien
  139. Sister Austin - Myrtle Kearns
  140. Sister Leon - May O'Hagan
  141. Sister Clement - Patricia Turner
  142. Sister Therese - Nellie McWilliam
  143. Sister Bernice - Kathleen Sarah O'Connor
  144. Sister Teresa Morel - formerly Sister Jerome
  145. Sister Anselm - Margaret Brennan
  146. Sister Philippa - Kathleen Mary Ryan
  147. Sister Felicitas - Joan Garvey
  148. Sister Annette - Rose Frances Keen
  149. Sister Vianney - Kathleen Helen Marston
  150. Sister de Chantal - Mary Ellen Christina Brennan
  151. Sister Fabian - Violet Brennan
  152. Sister Alberta - Marie Fischer
  153. Sister Cecelia - Agnes (Nessie) Durran
  154. Sister Clement - Maggie Malone
  155. Sister Josephine - Elma Zelanda Caccioppoli
  156. Sister Gabriel - Mary Malone
  157. Sister Marie Crompton - formerly Sr Benedicta
  158. Sister Chanel - Margaret Carmody
  159. Sister Ita - Mary Anne Crompton
  160. Sister Imelda - Annie Delahunty
  161. Sister Beverley MacLeod - formerly Sister Lawrence
  162. Sister Charles - Teresa Vickers
  163. Sister Hyacinth - Josephine Lloyd
  164. Sister Xavier - Mary Malone
  165. Sister Isidore - Mary McLaughlin
  166. Sister Adrian - Mary Nesdale
  167. Sister Rose - Eileen Monica Keegan
  168. Sister Annunciata - Kathleen Claire Carolan
  169. Sister Thecla - Mary Christine O'Connor
  170. Sister Dolores - Agnes Connolly
  171. Sister Dorothea - Lottie Allen
  172. Sister Bernadette - Mary Ann Murphy
  173. Sister Camillus - Ada Christine Vincent
  174. Sister Majella - Ruby Mary Thompson
  175. Sister Genevieve - Joan Greig
  176. Sister Andrew - Bridget Lysaght
  177. Sister Bega - Hannah Downing
  178. Sister Beatrice - Therese Conway
  179. Sister Gertrude - Veronica Kowalewski
  180. Sister Stephanie - Eileen Tobin
  181. Sister Celine - Molly Sullivan
  182. Sister Anne - Mary Keegan
  183. Sister Teresa - Marcella Cahill
  184. Sister Rita - Tilly Links
  185. Sister Cyprian - Kathleen Howard
  186. Sister Michael - Nora McMullen
  187. Sister Pauline - Kathleen Coleman
  188. Sister Elizabeth - Mary (Jill) Carroll
  189. Sister Brigid - Mary Anne (Ina) Wolfe
  190. Sister Damian - Zita White
  191. Sister Carmel - Louisa Brady
  192. Sister Isabel - Betty Hepburn
  193. Sister Kathleen Crompton - formerly known as Sister Alphonsus
  194. Sister Madeleine - Elizabeth Murphy

Gallery / Whakaahua

Members Login