Sr. Alice Walsh – The Diamond Jubilee

 

Sr. Alice Walsh – The Diamond Jubilee

 Sr. Alice Walsh, PBVM, has recently celebrated her Diamond Jubilee of Profession. Sixty years ago, in 1951, she took her first vows in religious life. She was born in 1928 in Kilbride, St. John’s, but grew up mainly in Grand Falls-Windsor as her father was a station agent for the Newfoundland railway.  Sr. Alice entered religious life in 1948.  Spending time as a postulant and then as a novice at the Motherhouse in St. John’s., Sr. Alice went on to make her first vows and final vows followed three years later.

 Her work and ministry have taken her many places, and in a number of different roles. For thirty-seven years, she taught at schools and served as principal in such places as St. John’s, Corner Brook, Gander, Trepassey, Placentia, and Harbour Breton. From 1989 to 1991, Sr. Alice served as the superior of the Motherhouse in St. John’s.

 She began her role as Director of Parish Life at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Piccadilly in 1993, and has been there ever since. Her deep love for Piccadilly and its people is evident in her warm manner and the loving service she has given.  When asked as to what led her into religious life, she cites the inspiring example of Sr. Sebastian in grade six.