Inspirational Women

An outstanding educator

This article appeared in OPFAM - Newsletter for the Dominican Family in Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea on 16 June 2015. Sr Louise died last month (June 2015).

Adele Welbourne was born on 7th March 1925 in Maitland.  Her primary and secondary education were undertaken at St John’s School and St Mary’s Convent Maitland, so Dominicans were always part of Adele’s young life.  She became a member of the Dominican community in 1943, on her 18th birthday.  Adele made profession as Sister Louise Marie on 4th December 1944. 

Council for Australian Catholic Women Award recipient

This article was written by Donella Johnston in July 2015.

On Wednesday 20 May Samantha Bartley received the 2015 Council for Australian Catholic Women Prize. This award is for a female student at the Canberra campus of the Australian Catholic University who has completed an undergraduate or postgraduate course and who is graduating and has demonstrated a high level of understanding of and insight into the contemporary role of women in the church.The award specifications can be viewed here.

A gracious lady

This article was written by Martine Valentine.

Margaret Bubb was one of the first PRH Educators to be licensed in Australia gaining her license on August 6th 1986 the Feast of the Transfiguration, PRH's celebration day.

After being introduced to PRH in NSW she used the process when she went to Papua New Guinea in 1983. Margaret, and others, brought the psycho-educational model known as Personality and Human Relationships to the people of the Central West in NSW, Australia.