“Bloom where you are planted” says Sr.Lillian Kaar of Queen of Heaven Convent in Farranree

Bloom where you are planted” is the moto that Sr.Lillian Kaar lives her life by, and her story certainly lives up to this!

We sat down to chat with her at the Regina Coeli, Queen of Heaven Convent in Farranree in Cork city.

She told the story of her Estonian father Joe Kaar, who found himself taking refuge in Cork and she chatted about entering the order in South Pres, teaching in Bandon and then spending six wonderful years in Peru.

Her Peru experience was the foundation stone for her community work in Farranree, setting up a family resource centre in a location where there was huge unemployment and people who needed a lot of help and support.

Enjoy the show! 

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