Eldest of four children born to Charles Fergus O’Connor, a clerk, and his wife Annie née Kilgallim. Sustained a spinal injury at age three that left her disabled and in constant pain the rest of her life. Founded, organized and led the Society of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor (Brown Sisters). Her Cause for Canonization has opened.
O God, Who raised up Your servant Eileen to enrich Your Church with a New Congregation devoted to the spiritual and corporal assistance of the sick and dying poor, grant that through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, she may be honoured with the privilege of Beatification by Our Holy Mother the Church. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen. – prayer for the beatification of Eileen O’Connor, approved by Cardinal Norman Gilroy in 1962
- “Eileen Rosaline O’Connor“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 April 2015. Web. 24 October 2016. <>