Missionary to China and Hong Kong bids final farewell

Maryknoll (SE): Maryknoll Sister Julia Hannigan died on 15 August 2015, at the age of  99, just six-and-a-half weeks shy of her 100th  birthday. 

A missionary to China, Sister Hannigan was born on 30 September 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, and was one of five children: three daughters and two sons.  

She joined the Maryknoll Sisters on 8 December 1933 with a desire to minister in China.

Following her final profession on 30 June 1939, Sister Hannigan was sent to China where, following a year of language studies, she worked in Guangdong province, spending time in Hingning, from 1941 to 1946, and Kaying City, from 1948...