Mudcat Café message #3979771 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165766   Message #3979771
Posted By: Joe Offer
01-Mar-19 - 09:52 PM
Thread Name: Who was Sr. Agnes? Glorious St. Patrick.
Subject: RE: Who was Sr. Agnes? Glorious St. Patrick.
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