Sister Irene McCormack Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Date of Birth
    Sr Irene McCormack was born in Kununoppin on the 21st of August, 1938. She was 1 out of the 6 children.
  • Converted to a nun

    Converted to a nun
    Sr Irene McCormack decided to become a nun at the age of 15 as well as receive her vows as a novice. Her vows are her solemn promises that she dedicates to God.
  • Received last vows

    Received last vows
    Sr Irene McCormack received her last vows in 1957. Her last promises to God.
  • Graduated University of Western McCormack

    Graduated University of Western McCormack
    Sr Irene McCormack graduated from the university of Western McCormack in 1969.
  • Taught students in year 9

    Taught students in year 9
    Sr Irene McCormack taught year 9 students in South​ Perth.
  • Principal of Kearnan College

    Sr Irene McCormack was a principal of Kearnan College between 1981 - 1985 (5 years). In her whole life, she has been teaching schools for a total of 21 years.
  • Arrives in Peru

    Arrives in Peru
    Sr Irene McCormack arrived in Peru for the first time on the 1st of April in 1987. In Perth, she helped the poverty by setting up a library, jigsaw puzzles, games, dolls, musical instruments and books for children.
  • Priests flee

    Each Missionary in Huasahuasi fled after people exclaimed that the 'Shining Path' was coming.
  • Date of Death

    Date of Death
    Sr Irene McCormack died in Huasahuasi District, Peru on the 21st of May, 1991. She was escorted from her house to the main plaza of the village, alongside 4 other victims. They were all ordered to kneel face down on the ground. For 2 hours they were bullied, interrogated and shouted at. At 8pm they were shot behind their heads. It was reported that a 15-year-old​ girl was the girl who executed Sr Irene McCormack.
  • Sr Irene McCormack Funeral

    Sr Irene McCormack funeral was held at the Huasahuasi cemetery which was very difficult to transport to as the authorities have not given permission to move the five prisoner bodies from the plaza. This is a very depressing day for Australia as she had no reason to be executed. She had committed great virtues such as education and helping the unfortunate. She is now on the way to being a saint.