25 FEBRUARY, 2021. We send a warm “Happy Birthday” to Sr Mary Brophy SSL, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, February 23. Sr Mary is a resident of Castleross Nursing Home, Carrickmacross, Ireland, where all the stops were pulled out, despite Covid-19 restrictions, with flowers and balloons in abundance. Fr Shane McCaughy captured the riches of Mary’s life in detail, during the morning celebratory Mass from St Joseph’s; this was attended virtually by many sisters, relatives and members of the parish. A video of Mary’s life was shown in the nursing home during the afternoon, followed by a “window” visit from a small number of her community, who had arranged a special cake for the occasion.
To read more about Sr Mary’s 100th birthday celebrations, click on ISSUE 105 of Musings.