Josephine Ogilvie

1929 - 6 May 1988

Josephine Ogilvie was born in Edinburgh. She became a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart, a teaching order of nuns in 1953. She taught in Armagh, Craiglockhart in Edinburgh and at Kilgraston in Perthshire before moving to Aberdeen in 1983. She taught at a primary school and was then promoted to religious education adviser for the Diocese of Aberdeen.

Whilst at work in St Mary's Cathedral, Aberdeen, she was attacked an killed by a drug addict who had been receiving help from the Cathedral staff. He was sent to the State Hospital in Carstairs. Sister Josephine's rosary was given to his mother, a member of St Mary's.

Blood and Granite by Norman Adams