member of the community of Franciscan Tertiary religious from Syracuse, U.S.A., working among the lepers at Molokai, has lately celebrated the golden jubilee of her profession. For close upon half a century—to be exact, for forty-eight years—this zealous ministrant to the suffering has spent herself in alleviating the lepers' condition in the colony associated with the life and labours of Fr. Damien.
It was in 1888 that the small group of Franciscan sisters, responding to an invitation from the great Apostle of the Lepers, went out to Molokai, there to consecrate themselves to the work which was filling Fr. Damien's own energies; and in that far-off time Sister Antonia was of the company. Fr. Damien had not then long to live: the sisters saw only his closing days; but it has been given to the devoted Franciscan to care for the lepers until the present time. Hers, too, has been a life of wonderful service.