Venerable Edel Quinn

Venerable Edel Quinn brought Legion of Mary to East and Central Africa and Uganda in Particular

Edel Quinn

Edel Quinn was born on September 14, 1907 and died on May 12, 1944 in Nairobi, Kenya.

In her few years on earth, the sickly young girl was able to set up hundreds of Legion praesidia and many higher councils were set up on an enduring basis.

The life of Edel Quinn inspired among others, Servant of God Alphonsus Lambe.

Edel Quinn’s commitment to spread the Legion of Mary saw her move from corner to corner in a bid to take the message. She travelled in both Central and Eastern Uganda. 

Venerable Edel Quinn’s wish to become a nun was fulfilled in her being buried amongst other nuns. Senatus of Uganda organises a pilgrimage to this resting place of the Venerable Edel Quinn on the date around her death anniversary.

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Prayer for Beatification of Venerable Edel Quinn

Eternal Father, I thank you for the grace you gave to your servant, Edel Quinn, of striving to live always in the joy of your presence, for the radiant charity infused into her heart by your Holy Spirit and for the strength she drew from the Bread of Life to labour until death for the glory of Your name in loving dependence on Mary, Mother of the Church.

Confident, O Merciful Father, that her life was pleasing to you, I beg you to grant me, through her intercession, the special favour I now implore ……….., and to make known by miracles the glory she enjoys in Heaven, so that she may be glorified also by your Church on earth, through Christ Our Lord, Amen

(With ecclesiastical approval)