Irish-Argentinean community rewards a nun (Sr. Veronica Rafferty OP) for her work
The Admiral Brown Irish-Argentine Association will honor Sr. Veronica Rafferty, a Dominican Sister of Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Catherine of Siena, for her work in the field of women’s empowerment on the 7th of March 2020 in the Central Square “Plaza de Mayo ” of Buenos Aires Sister Veronica Rafferty is of Irish origin but has lived in Argentina for 48 years and currently resides in Victoria city , Entre Rios, Argentina.
The Argentine Irish Association “Almirante Brown”, has been awarding ” a distinction called “Great Captain of the St. Patrick’s Parade” to people who have stood out for their unity and good will within the Argentine Irish community, or for their virtues and achievements in Argentine society.
“In these years when there is so much talk about the empowerment of women, we want to award this distinction to a woman who has devoted her life to loving others and that person is Veronica Rafferty. Works alongside her Dominican Sisters and lay dominicans in Argentina taking care of those who are economically and spiritually needy “, says Jorge Mackey, a voice person for the Association.
The award will be presented on Saturday, March 7, in Buenos Aires, during the main parade “Buenos Aires celebrates Ireland”.
Since 2015 the following people have received this award: Luis Delaney, of the Fahy Institute Alumni and member of The Southern Cross newspaper; Juan (John) Clancy, for the Saint Patrick Home (Saint Patrick’s Home); Charlie Findlay Wilson, of the Fahy Institute Alumni and member of the Browniano Institute; Christine Rasmussen, of Celtic Argentina (dances); and Dickie Mc Allister, of the Hurling Club (sports).
Translated by Sr. Joan OP from www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)