Swifty Book Launch

Swifty, A Life of Yvonne Swift, by Edmund Campion, commissioned by the College to mark the life of Mother Yvonne Swift, Sancta’s fourth Principal from 1958 – 1972, was launched at a luncheon on Saturday 20 August by alumna and great supporter, Patricia Horsley.

Published as part of the celebrations for the College’s 90 year anniversary, the note on the cover captures the essence of Swifty’s outstanding story: “When Yvonne Benedicta Swift joined the Sacre Coeur convent in Rose Bay, Sydney in 1938, she was determined to dedicate herself to religious life. But after a career as Principal of the Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart and later Sancta Sophia College at the University of Sydney in the 1970s, she did something unusual: retrained as a lawyer, established her own practice and defended some of Sydney’s most notorious criminals. “Edmund Campion’s biography of this extraordinary woman, who treated everyone from bishops to bikies equally, is a truly inspiring one.”

The luncheon also recognised the newest members of the Mother Swift Bequest Society, Mary Burns and Margaret Hetherton. The College is most grateful for their generous support.Book order form

Swifty, A Life of Yvonne Swift, by Edmund Campion is available for purchase through the College for $30 per copy plus $7.50 postage (within Australia). Download an book order form: Book order form or please contact Shanelle Kennedy, [email protected] for further information.