Sister Anne Gardiner first came to Tiwi Isnads in 1951 as a young OLSH Sister.
Before she came here, Bishop Francis Xavier Gsell who himself had been a missionary in Tiwi and later became the first Bishop of Darwin Diocese told her to love the Tiwi people.
Sister Anne has done that for so many, many years. In 2 weeks time she would celebrate 70 years of her religious profession as a Nun and a member of the OLSH (Our Lady of the Sacred Heart) order.
Judging by the amazing celebration today, she is much loved and much valued by the local people.
I was glad to be part of this celebration.
Thank you Sister Anne!
Bishop of Darwin & NT