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Who was Sr. Agnes? Glorious St. Patrick.

01 Mar 19 - 10:23 AM (#3979735)
Subject: Who was Sr. Agnes? Glorious St. Patrick.
From: GUEST,Learaí na Láibe

Who was Sr. Agnes? She wrote "Hail Glorious St. Patrick" I can't find any info. on line. It's probably out there somewhere. Anyone have any idea how I can find out more?


01 Mar 19 - 11:51 AM (#3979749)
Subject: RE: Who was Sr. Agnes? Glorious St. Patrick.
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan

A quick search gives only this:
https://en.m.wikisource.org/wiki/Hymn_to_St._Patrick

I’ll try elsewhere.

Regards


01 Mar 19 - 12:05 PM (#3979751)
Subject: RE: Who was Sr. Agnes? Glorious St. Patrick.
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan

A little more here:

https://books.google.ie/books?id=F5CHDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA67&lpg=PA67&dq=sister+agnes+%22charleville%22&source=bl&ots=B2xokMCO92&sig=ACfU3U0Ix4j46yBtzd3EuG06pH6vdM43Wg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwioq8H3s-HgAhW0unEKHXa1CuoQ6AEwB3oECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=sister%20agnes%20%22charleville%22&f=false

Regards


01 Mar 19 - 09:52 PM (#3979771)
Subject: RE: Who was Sr. Agnes? Glorious St. Patrick.
From: Joe Offer

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


02 Mar 19 - 08:19 AM (#3979831)
Subject: RE: Who was Sr. Agnes? Glorious St. Patrick.
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)

Martin

Your link takes me to the non-visible start of the book. Here's a link to the relevant page (67) where the information is: Migration in Irish History 1607-2007.

It gives 1853 as the date of writing.

Though I don't sing hymns now, I can still sing the 1st 2 lines from my schooldays!

Mick


02 Mar 19 - 12:12 PM (#3979867)
Subject: RE: Who was Sr. Agnes? Glorious St. Patrick.
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan

Sorry ‘bout that, Mick’

Regardse


02 Mar 19 - 02:07 PM (#3979883)
Subject: RE: Who was Sr. Agnes? Glorious St. Patrick.
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)

No probs Martin.

I don't know if some of the parameters in your google link made it a session specific link. I removed a load of stuff from my page ref and it seemed to still work!. (I often use an ungoogle website on google references to get rid of extraneous stuff, though I did this one manually).

Mick


02 Mar 19 - 04:27 PM (#3979905)
Subject: RE: Who was Sr. Agnes? Glorious St. Patrick.
From: GUEST

I made Martin's URL into a link and shortened it, so it may be my fault. Martin's URL is what's visible.
Mea culpa.
Joe


03 Mar 19 - 08:46 AM (#3980016)
Subject: RE: Who was Sr. Agnes? Glorious St. Patrick.
From: GUEST,Learaí na Láibe

Thanks lads. Gora míle. A lot of information there.