Remembering Sr Mary Chanel Burton
100 Years ago today, 30 November 1918, Sr Mary Chanel Burton died in Kilbirnie after spending countless hours nursing those stricken by influenza. She was the only Sister of Mercy in the Wellington area who died from the epidemic, although very many Sisters worked in the temporary hospitals or in the homes of those who were ill. Inside our newest block, Te Atawhai (Mercy), at St Catherine's College is the foundation stone of the first school building erected on the same site in 1919 in her memory. An outstanding woman.