House Patron: Peggy Cullen
House Value: Compassion
House Colour: Maroon
House Ministry: Japan
Peggy Cullen was born in Brisbane on 6 September, 1903. She lived throughout almost all of the twentieth century - a century of incredible change. But for her some things never changed - her deep faith and her loyalty to family, the Church and Lourdes Hill College. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on 25 May 1995, aged 92 years. Peggy was a niece of Mother Ignatius (founding staff member and later Superior of Lourdes Hill College) and also of Archbishop Duhig. She was one of the first students to be enrolled at Lourdes Hill College in 1916. In 1926, with the formation of the Past Pupils' Association, Peggy became the founding President. She also served two later terms. Her work and devotion to Lourdes Hill College are legendary in the history of the College. Peggy is responsible for the design of the first Lourdes Hill College school uniform which was worn in 1923. This uniform subsequently became the official uniform for all Good Samaritan Schools throughout Australia. She was a woman of kindness, great faith and strong commitment. Her remarkable life was one marked by self-sacrifice, discipline and strong loyalties.
Help us to follow in the footsteps of Peggy Cullen.
Let us strive to live as she did: with compassion, care and a strong sense of community.
Guide us on our path both here at Lourdes Hill College and throughout our lives,
so we grow as strong, independent women with a deep sense of faith.
We pray this in Jesus’ name,