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Joe Offer Who was Sr. Agnes? Glorious St. Patrick. (9) RE: Who was Sr. Agnes? Glorious St. Patrick. 01 Mar 19


Gee, I wish I had known about this question before I went to the Mercy convent infirmary to play Scrabble this afternoon. I did a singaround with the sisters last week, and I asked them if they knew "Hail Glorious St. Patrick," and they all did - but we didn't get around to singing it.
The Mercy convent at Charleville is pretty empty these days - it's a comfortable, old building with squeaky floors, used mostly as a history museum for the Mercy Sisters. It seemed there were only two or three sisters living there when I visited about five years ago. They were eager to greet us Americans, and they wanted to be sure we got full explanations of everything in their museum. I know a lot of elderly, Irish-born Mercy sisters. I must know somebody who knew Sr. Agnes way back when.
And they served the best tea I have ever had in my life.
I'll put this in the back of my mind and see if I can dig up anything about Sr. Agnes.
-Joe-

Interesting page about the song at hymnary.org (click)

Here's a recording by Derek Warfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFwkEaR45u0

And by Frank Patterson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEcu_SV9Gbo


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