Sr. Brigid Keogh
Congregational Register No. 272
First Profession 08.09.1953
Aged: 77 years
Born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, of a family of six children, Brigid trained as a Registered Mental Nurse before joining MMM in 1950. During her second year Novitiate training, she began upgrading to Registered General Nurse and later did her midwifery training. Between times she worked as a staff nurse in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.
In 1960, Sr. Fintan, as she was then known, was assigned to Naples, Italy and from there to Ethiopia where she remained until 1967. After she returned to Ireland, she worked as Home Sister in the Nurses' Hostel in Drogheda for two years and then had the privilege of nursing Mother Mary Martin for almost five years.
Following a short period of renewal and updating, Sr. Brigid was assigned to Uganda, working as a ward sister in Kitovu Hospital. Her time in Uganda was short, only three years, and it appears that she was under strain at this time as the community felt it would be best if she did not return. Back in Ireland she worked mainly in Dublin and in Drogheda in fund-raising and later in parish ministry and prayer groups.
During much of her life, Sr. Brigid suffered from ill health. She had several severe bouts of rheumatism in her early years and also suffered from a nervous condition. Her own ill health in her youth led to a certain gentleness in her own personality and to a deep compassion for the suffering of others In 2001, Sr. Brigid was transferred to Áras Mhuire where she died in 2003, just a few weeks after celebrating her Golden Jubilee. She is buried in Drogheda.