Irene McCormack

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Birthday
21, 1938
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
May 21, 1991 (52)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
21, 1938
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
May 21, 1991 (52)

About

Remembered for her missionary work in Peru with the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, McCormack was murdered by members of a Peruvian Communist guerrilla group.

Before Fame

After becoming a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph at age nineteen, she had a three-decade teaching career in her native Australia. She began her Peruvian missionary work in the late 1980s.

Trivia

She was an avid amateur tennis player and golfer.

Family Life

She was born in the western Australian farming town of Kununoppin, and she attended boarding school in Attadale.

Associated With

She and American Protestant missionary John Birch were both executed by communist-affiliated groups.