Sisters of St Joseph of Lochinvar

Sr M Julian Philson

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Died 13 November 1891


Christina Annie Philson was born on 25 December 1875 to Thomas Philson and Annie Duggan in Murrurundi in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales.

She entered St Joseph’s Lochinvar on 1 January 1890 and was called in religion Sister Mary Julian of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. She was received on 1 July and a few days after her reception went to Brookfield where she remained till the end of the year.

During the first six months of 1891 she was stationed at Burwood (now The Junction). She remained at Lochinvar after the June retreat 1891. Visits to Carrington with Sister Evangelist (then Novice Mistress) to consult Dr Harris seem to indicate that her health had failed.

On the 26 September, 1891 she received the Sacrament of Confirmation, made her Profession and was anointed. She received the Last Sacraments on 11 October.

Sister Mary Julian Philson died of consumption on Friday the 13 of November, 1891 at 6.15pm at the age of sixteen.

His Lordship Bishop James Murray and Fr O'Donohoe assisted at Sister Mary Julian's funeral at 2 o'clock in the Sisters’ section of the Lochinvar cemetery. The following day, Solemn Office of the Dead and Requiem Mass were offered for the repose of her soul.

Sr M Julian Philson was the younger sister of Sr M Rose who had entered in 1888 and who lived until 1959.