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Edel Mary Quinn 1907-1944

Born near Kanturk, County Cork. She brought the Legion of Mary to Kenya, Mauritius and Nyasaland, Uganda and Tanganyika. She died in Nairobi and is buried in the Missionaries Cemetery, Nairobi beside Bishop Shanahan. The inscription reads:

EDEL QUINN

ENVOY OF THE LEGION OF MARY

TO EAST AFRICA FROM 30TH OCTOBER

1938 TO THE 12TH MAY 1944, ON WHICH

DAY SHE DIED AT NAIROBI

SHE FULFILLED THIS MISSION WITH

SUCH DEVOTEDNESS AND COURAGE AS TO

STIR EVERY HEART AND TO LEAVE THE

LEGION OF MARY AND AFRICA ITSELF FOR

EVER IN HER DEBT. THE HOLY FATHER

HIMSELF PAID TRIBUTE TO HER GREAT

SERVICES TO THE CHURCH

OF YOUR GOODNESS THEREFORE WILL

YOU GIVE HER GENEROUS REMEMBRANCE

IN YOUR PRAYERS

R.I.P.