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Sisters of the Past

Sister Raphael Nellie Hodgson

Profiled May 2013

Died 4 May 1926

It is not known where or when in New Zealand that Nellie Hodgson was born, but a sister, Mabel, was born in Temuka in 1880.

Nellie entered the Sisters of St Joseph Whanganui on 1 April 1904, and on 23 January 1906 she was professed as Sister Raphael.  Her sister Mabel had entered on 1 April 1902, and was professed as Sister Zita on 20 January 1904.

Sister Raphael is known to have taught at Holy Infancy School in Aramoho but there are no other records of her ministry available.

She died on 4 May 1926, and was buried at Heads Road Cemetery in Whanganui.  
Her sister, Sister Zita, had died just a few weeks before her in Palmerston North on 11 March.

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