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‘From Roots to Wings’

Sr Marie Thérèse presents a copy to HNC Acting Principal Frances Lacaille-Perkins. Photos: Gerard-Paul Wanliss

A new book by Sr Marie Thérèse Rétout OP

“She is a woman before and beyond her times.” This is how Sr Renée Hall OP described Sr Marie Thérèse Rétout OP at the launch of Sr Marie Thérèse’s latest book From Roots to Wings which takes a look at milestones in the history of Holy Name Convent (HNC).

Ninety-five-year-old Sr Marie Thérèse has spent the last 65 years of her life in Trinidad, serving in a number of different roles including archivist for the Dominican Sisters, working at the Apostolic Nunciature and the Catholic News. Sr Renée, History and Religion teacher at HNC for the last 14 years and Dean of Form Six, described the author’s splendid ability to research, guide others in research and document her findings, stating that she “has been gifted with a sharp mind”.

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