Sister Rose, a native of Galway, Ireland joined the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate in the 1950s. She began her ministry with teaching in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. However, her life took a turn when she and two other companions set out to begin a new mission for the Congregation in Zambia, Sub-Sahara Africa. After taking time to learn a new language, culture, customs, and greetings of the people, she began a twenty five year commitment to some of the world’s poorest people. Sister Rose very quickly recognized the desperate need to provide care for orphans and abandoned elderly. She began a program for their aid and was involved in a host of other ministries in the Diocese of Mongu, in the Western Province of Zambia. She returned home to San Antonio, because of health issues. Upon her return to the Motherhouse, Sister Rose busied herself with numerous activities at the Motherhouse and also volunteered as a Librarian at Crosspoint, Inc. in San Antonio.