The Catholic Women of the Year for 2017 have been announced. One of them is Sister Mary Kenefick SMG, a member of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God. She is the parish sister at St Patrick’s, Soho, and chaplain to students at University College, London and Brunel University. She is also a former headmistress and has worked in chaplaincy with the British Army in Germany and at Heathrow Airport.
Fr Stephen Wang, Senior University Chaplain for the Archdiocese of Westminster nominated her saying “she brings warmth, joy, professionalism and a deep faith to her relationships, reaching out to those unconnected with the Church and tirelessly supporting the Catholic students so they can be a confident and loving presence among their peers.”
The Catholic Women of the Year are chosen annually by secret ballot by a committee drawn from the main Catholic women’s organisations in England and Wales, from nominations sent in from across the country.