There were great celebrations in Hackney, London on 12th June when Sr. Brigid Naulty celebrated her Golden Jubilee (50 years) as a Sister of Charity. Brigid just wanted a simple celebration with the Sisters – she’d had a celebration with her family in Ireland in May.
The day in Hackney was as Brigid wanted it. She herself, arranged for the Sisters to share the various parts of the Mass and it gave her great pleasure to have Fr. Jeremiah O’Mahony from Leeds to concelebrate the Mass with Fr. Brian.
Fr. O’Mahony and Sr. Brigid have been friends since her time in Sowerby Bridge. At the meal that followed, Sr. Jacinta Boland, the Provincial Leader, thanked Brigid for her many years of service to the Province in both ministry and community life. Many of the Sisters present were “ex Sowerbys” and they spent a long time after the meal reminiscing on the old days. The day was a great success because the Sisters enjoyed the time just being together exchanging memories.
Past members of the ‘Sowerby Bridge’ community celebrate with Sr. Brigid (3rd from right)
Srs. Jacinta Rankin, Jacinta Boland, Brigid and Mary Christain