Mary Gertrude Banahan

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Mary Gertrude Banahan (c. 1856 – 17 March 1932) was a Catholic religious sister and teacher from New Zealand . She was born in Ireland,[1] where she joined the Brigidine Sisters as a novice in 1873. She and other sisters immigrated to Australia in 1883, to operate a school. In 1898, she was part of a group of sisters invited to establish the Brigidine order in Masterton, New Zealand. She helped establish St Bride's Convent at Masterton. [2] Banahan served as superior in several convents until her death in 1932.[3]


  1. ^ Shearer, Myra. "Mary Gertrude Banahan". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. ^ Shearer, Myra. "Banahan, Mary Gertrude, from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand,. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  3. ^ Brigidine Sisters. "Mother Gertrude Banahan". Retrieved 23 January 2014.