Mary Glowrey building and exhibition, Melbourne

April 9, 2015 – 10:44 am

The newly redeveloped Mary Glowrey Building at ACU’s Melbourne campus was officially named and blessed on Friday 27 March by His Grace, The Most Reverend Denis Hart DD, Archbishop of Melbourne, with Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven.

As part of the renovations, the Melbourne Raheen Library now has a shared permanent exhibition space that is visible from both the outside & inside of the Library.

The display houses many interesting and rare items from Dr Sr Mary Glowrey’s remarkable life.

Current items on display (all dated before 1920) include:

  • newspaper clippings regarding the Mary Glowrey scholarship
  • articles written by Dr Sr Mary Glowrey
  • letters written by Dr Sr Mary Glowrey to other colleagues in medicine and family
  • clinical notes written by Dr Sr Mary Glowrey from the clinic she established

Information from the ACU Newsroom:

Dr Sr Mary Glowrey follows Saint Mary MacKillop as the second Australian on the road to becoming a saint. She devoted her life to the poor and disadvantaged, particularly women and children. In 1943 she established the Catholic Health Association of India, which today provides health care services to an estimated 21 million people each year. In 1916, she was elected as the founding president of the Catholic Women’s League, Victoria and Wagga Wagga. The League’s offices were in Cathedral Hall on the St. Patrick’s Campus.

More information and photos from the ceremony can be found in the ACU Newsroom.

Mary Glowery building display cabinets

Mary Glowery building display cabinets

Mary Glowery building display cabinets

Mary Glowery building display cabinets


Entrance to The Mary Glowrey Building Melbourne

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Entrance to Mary Glowrey Building Melbourne


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