News The Seton Cove honors Sister Mary Rose McPhee

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AUSTIN, Texas - (April 5, 2005) - Sister Mary Rose McPhee will return to Austin in May as the special honoree at a fundraising event for The Seton Cove.

'Celebrating 10 Years' is a tribute to the vision and commitment of Sister Mary Rose who put together a small group of people in 1994 to found The Seton Cove. Their goal was to provide a safe haven where people of any faith --or even no faith-- could come together to exchange ideas and grow spiritually.

On Thursday, May 19, the celebration and fundraiser for The Seton Cove will get underway at the downtown Hilton Hotel, beginning with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7p.m. Conspirare, the internationally-acclaimed professional choral group, will perform a special musical tribute arranged especially for the occasion by conductor Craig Hella Johnson.

'We're planning an event to honor a woman who has made the kind of imprint on Austin that any of us would cherish,' said Dr. Tom Caven, Medical Director, Brackenridge Hospital and event chair.

Sister Mary Rose first came to Austin in 1974 to serve as Seton Medical Center's Chief Executive Officer.

'As one of Seton's and Austin's most beloved Daughters of Charity, she has seen much that could be done, and she has never hesitated to step up to make good things happen,' said Pat Hayes, Executive Vice President and COO of the Seton Healthcare Network.

For decades, Sister Mary Rose devoted her life to countless people as a nurse and a Daughter of Charity. She retired in 2004 and moved to Evansville, Indiana, to be close to her family.

For ticket information contact The Seton Cove at 512-451-0272.


The Seton Cove was founded in 1994 by Sister Mary Rose McPhee, D.C. and a group of dedicated supporters who wanted to reach out to those striving to integrate spirituality and deeper meaning into their lives. The Seton Cove programs and services encourage people of all faiths to seek more meaning through the healthy balance of a mind, body, and spirit.

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