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Sr Bernadette Edgecome, Provinical Leader bids us farewell

March 2012


March 2012


Sr Bernadette Edgecombe has recently retired from her role as Provincial Leader for the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters of the Province of Australia and Fiji.

Sr Bernadette has for many years provided governance and leadership to Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital in partnership with St Vincent’s Health Australia Ltd.

At a recent farewell dinner held to honour and thank Sr Bernadette, Mr Patrick Mullins Chairman of the HSNPH Board, expressed his gratitude for her inspiring leadership, her stewardship, her wonderful appreciation of the church and the importance of the mission of the church.

Daniele Doyle, General Manager Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital, said “Sr Bernadette has been working tirelessly for the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters and for our Hospital, and as General Manager I have formed a deep respect for her earnest leadership, her commitment and passion to her mission.

Daniele Doyle continued by saying she was privileged to be touched by two religious congregations and their gift of their charism to our patients, staff and community since the Hospital opened its doors in 2001. “Sr Bernadette has been a gracious, selfless and inclusive leader and the hospital was always in safe hands under her governance and ministry”.

Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital welcomes Sister Sarita Chinnamma Ulahannan Kurikattil, our new Provincial Leader for the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisiters. Sr Sarita who is from Kerala, India, has been in Australia for ten years during which time she has guided the International Tertiate Program in Sydney.

She brings to her leadership several degrees – a Bachelor of Science from the University of Bangalore; a Bachelor of Education from the University of Mumbai; a Masters of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University Chicago; Institute of Religious Formation from St. Louis University Missouri; and a Masters of Spiritual Direction from the Siloam Course in Melbourne.


From left to right - Sr Sarita Kurikattil, Provincial Leader Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters; Sr Bernadette Edgecombe, Former Provincial Leader Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters; and Sr Annette Cunliffe, Congretational Leader Sisters of Charity

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