Sisters of St Joseph of Lochinvar

Sr M Ursula Barry

Sr M Ursula Barry IMAGE

Died 06 February 1890

Catherine (Kate) Barry, the daughter of Michael and Mary Barry (née Cotter) was born in West Maitland on 22 July 1861.   Her sisters, Sabina (Sr M Catherine) and Elizabeth (Sr M Dominic) were also Sisters of St. Joseph of Lochinvar.

Kate entered St. Joseph's Convent Lochinvar on 15 August, 1887 and was called in Religion, Sister Mary Ursula of the Assumption.

After making her First Profession in the presence of Bishop Murray on 15 January, 1889, she was a member of the community to make the foundation at Largs (then Dunmore) where she remained for six months. In July, 1889 she was moved to Burwood (The Junction).

In January, 1890 Sister M. Ursula was at Carrington when she underwent an operation. On 22 January, the Sister Guardian, Sr Ambrose Joseph was called to Carrington where she and Sr Michael remained for some days because of Sr Ursula’s poor state of health. On the 31 January Sr Ambrose Joseph was again called to Carrington where she remained with Sr Josephine till Sr M. Ursula died on the 6 February, 1890.

The body of Sr M Ursula was brought to Lochinvar on 7 February. At 9 am on the 8 February, 1890 her body was taken to the church where Office of the Dead and Solemn Requiem Mass were offered for the repose of her soul. The funeral to the Sisters' portion of the Lochinvar Catholic Cemetery and the burial took place immediately after Mass.