eminiscent of the first plot of ground which Abraham acquired in the land of Canaan, when he bought the cave at Macphelah for the burial of his beloved Sarah, the first piece of ground which the Mercy Sisters from Strabane Co Tyrone, Ireland had in South Africa was a borrowed grave in the Nazareth Sister’s burial site, when Gonzaga Mc Donagh the talented and accomplished young musician who accompanied Teresa Cowley and seven others on the South African foundation died before they reached their destination.We cannot but also think of the borrowed grave on which our faith is staked.
Police are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them in Strabane on 0044 8.
This Plan was prepared as a subsection to a much larger Plan prepared by the Greater Washington Regional Planning Commission.
The Township’s Plan was last updated and approved in the spring of 1995 (referred to as the 1994 Plan).
The catholic church’s first ecclesiastical vicariate was established in 1886 and extended from Bechuanaland in the north of Basutoland in the south taking in the Orange Free State and the Transvaal republics - an area the size of Ireland.
To Bishop Anthony Gaughran Oblate of Mary Immaculate, himself a Dublin man, was entrusted this vast area, ripe for the refining influence of the catholic faith.I mean, we had all the big things and little things in common. He’s introspective, kind and mature, and he’s a gentleman.