Sister Irene

  • The Birth of Sister Irene

    The Birth of Sister Irene
    Sister Irene McCormack was born on the 21st of August 1938 in Kununoppin, Western Australia
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    The Life of Sister Irene

  • Entering the Sisters of Saint Joseph

    Sister Irene decided to become a nun, and entered the Sisters of Saint Joseph at the age of just 17.
  • First vows as a novice

    Sister Irene took her first vows as a novice in 1959 and took her final vows in 1965
  • Graduating from the University of WA

    Graduating from the University of WA
    Sister Irene graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1969.
  • Teaching

    Sister Irene became a teacher after leaving the University of Western Australia.
  • Becoming a principle

    Sister Irene became the principle of Kearnan College in early March of 1981
  • Peruvian Missionary Work

    Peruvian Missionary Work
    After 30 years in the classroom, teaching in country schools, Sister Irene felt the need to dedicate the rest of her life to the poor people of Peru.
  • Huasahuasi

    Sister Irene McCormack left to serve in Huasahuasi in Peru
  • Sister Irene's death

    Sister Irene's death
    As Sister Irene was in her home in Huasahuasi she was taken away by a terrorist group called the Shining Path. She was taken into the plaza and was interrogated for 2 hours, At 8pm she was ordered to lie face down and was shot in the back of the head.
  • Sewing

    Sister Irene taught the women of the village how to sew.